Iowa Theatre

923 3rd Avenue,
Sheldon, IA 51201

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The Iowa Theatre was opened June 19, 1929, and it was still operating as a motion picture theatre in 1982.

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dallasmovietheaters on January 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The Iowa Theatre replaced the silent-era Lyric Theatre in Sheldon opening in 1929.

SethG on April 17, 2024 at 1:21 pm

Torn down many years ago. Was a large three story building fronting a two story auditorium. Replaced by a cheap and drab little mini-mall.

SethG on April 17, 2024 at 1:48 pm

The front was much older. First built between 1892 and 1896, as a two story triple storefront for a wholesale grocer. By 1901 it was either enlarged or replaced with a building of the same shape, but three stories.

SethG on April 17, 2024 at 2:42 pm

From an old postcard, it’s clear a third floor was added. The second floor had very ornate hoodmoldings that appear to be brick, while the third floor had much simple and taller windows. There was a pent tile roof, under which hung large globe light fixtures.

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