Arlee Theater

139 S. Main Street,
Mason City, IL 62264

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MichaelKilgore on April 24, 2022 at 11:38 pm

Boxoffice, Feb. 19, 1955: “MOUND (sic) CITY, ILL. - The Arlee, 400-seater, owned by Arthur G. Struck, was reopened February 4 after being closed for three days for installation of a wide panoramic screen by Arnold & Cufaude.”

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Joe Vogel on October 30, 2020 at 10:02 pm

The official web site says that the Arlee Theatre opened on November 19, 1936 with the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical “Swing Time.”

SethG on January 20, 2019 at 12:47 pm

I must have met Gaye when I passed through. I helped her carry some sodas from her car, and she showed me around. Sadly my picture toward the screen didn’t really come out, but the interior is very well preserved.

tntim on April 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Update with pictures on the Arlee Theater can be seen here: Link

Trolleyguy on November 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm

According to the website, the theater will close down in December 2013 in order to install digital projection equipment.

CRG on March 9, 2007 at 10:59 pm

I absolutely love this theater. I am particularly pleased that every movie shown is family friendly, unlike my local theater. Makes a perfect date night, even spur of the moment!

Patsy on April 10, 2005 at 9:36 pm

I just met a gal who grew up in Mason City. She told me about this theatre and was so pleased to learn of it’s restoration and grand reopening!

dpaap on November 12, 2004 at 9:13 am

The theater is now open and is showing “family friendly” movies. Come and experience what a real big screen movie event is all about.