Grand Theatre

303 E. Second Street,
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Functions: Restaurant

Previous Names: Electric Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Crystal Theatre, Wellman Theatre

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Grand Theatre

Opened as the Electric Theatre in the early-1910’s. In 1913 it was renamed Majestic Theatre. It was renamed the Crystal Theatre in 1926. On April 4, 1930 it was renamed Wellman Theatre. On February 25, 1937 it was renamed Grand Theatre. The theatre was located at E. Second Street and Cedar Street. There was a whole cluster of theatres in this area at one time. The theatre was closed in 1958 and its marquee was removed in May 1959.

It now the Riverside Restaurant. This town had a lot of theatres for a population of a little over 20,000.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

The Crystal Theatre can be seen in this 1925 photo of a parade of elementary school graduates marching along East Second Street in downtown Muscatine.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

The Gayety Theatre was listed at 303 E. Second Street in 1919. I’ve found it mentioned in the local newspaper as early as October, 1916, and as late as 1920.

The Crystal Theatre is listed with 300 seats in FDY’s from 1926 through 1932, vanishes in 1933 and 1934, and reappears in 1935 with 400 seats. It is last listed in 1947.

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