Sioux Theatre

809 Central Avenue,
Hawarden, IA 51023

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Previously operated by: March Bros. Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Dunlap Theatre, Tivoli Theatre

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Sioux Theatre

Not to be confused with a later Sioux Theatre (former Comet Theatre which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The Dunlap Theatre was opened in 1924. In 1928 it was renamed Tivoli Theatre was operated for a while by March Bros. Theaters Inc. chain. In 1939 it was renamed Sioux Theatre. It was closed in 1961 and converted into a Streit Pharmacy. The Sioux Theatre name was transferred to the former Comet Theatre.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SethG on November 8, 2023 at 8:08 am

This site has a long history, involving at least one other theater. The building is in decent shape today, and 809 is a screen printing place. I didn’t get a picture, and I’ll likely never be out that way again. The 1926 Sanborn shows the building shaped differently, but given that the name on the front is Dunlap, the current facade must date to 1924. It seems the retail space at 811 was extended later.

SethG on November 8, 2023 at 8:11 am

I’ve added the Sanborn view. Note that the historical address was 207 Kansas (Ave?). At this point, they seem to be treating 209 (which today is 811, and part of the same facade) as a separate building. It’s possible it was remodeled while Mr. Dunlap was still involved.

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