52501 MOVIE THEATER

But how long the restoration will take and how much it will cost is still up in the air. Police are investigating, and awaiting an autopsy, but Ken had serious health problems in recent years, and natural causes are suspected. Recent comments view all 5 comments. Login or Sign up. So strange that 2 theaters were built smack dab mext to each other and managed to stay around for so many years, existing next to each other. MiltonSmith on March 16, at It closed in It is sad to see structures that have mad an impression on our lives closed and forgotten.

Around it became the Ottumwa Theatre and was destroyed by fire in Dine in, bar, music, theater, and dancing within facility. I am pursuing reopening the old Capri into an Experience. When the original theatre burned, Myron Blank son of A. It is sad to see structures that have mad an impression on our lives closed and forgotten. I wish you luck MasterLong, I lived in Ottumwa for a short time and watched the place just get worse and worse and even now, the place seems overrun with illegals in street gangs, drugs, violence, its a real mess down there.

MiltonSmith on March 16, at I would think since the Square occupied the same space as the Ottumwa, it would theatrr safe to make it an aka for the Ottumwa theater. Now this brings forth an opportunity for something with charisma and style. The Princess is last listed in the FDY and the Square appears inso must have been the year the name was changed, perhaps early in the year and after the completion of the remodeling that had been in the planning stage in mid The mkvie caption I mentioned 5501 has the names of the other three theaters on the block belongs to the ca.

Can anyone verify the exact dates? It was estimated that he died Sunday evening, and was not found until Tuesday, since the theater was normally closed on Mondays.

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There is no other description available for these theatres. Recent comments view all 22 comments. You must login before making a comment. The manager was found dead just after opening time Tuesday Morning.

Around it became the Ottumwa Theatre and was destroyed by fire in Dine in, bar, music, theater, and dancing within facility. Joe Vogel on May 29, at 2: MasterLong on January 18, at 9: As late as see the American Classic Images photo from that year to thfater Chuck linked above the Mobie was still operating as a single-screen house under that name. As the Capitol was eventually incorporated into the Capri V, it might make sense to have Capitol Theatre listed as an aka, even though the Capitol had a long history as a separate house with its own address, and has its own page at Cinema Thester.

Central States Theatres was the chain for this theatre.

With that came the new theater…. I wish you luck MasterLong, I lived in Ottumwa for a short time and watched the place just get worse and worse and even now, the place seems overrun with illegals in street gangs, drugs, violence, its a real mess down there. Police are investigating, and awaiting an autopsy, but Ken had serious health problems in recent years, and natural causes are suspected.

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Don Lewis on January 10, at Want to movke emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? Joe Vogel on January 12, at theatet Recent comments view all 5 comments. DRum on January 5, at 4: From a photo of the Cinema X Theater building in Ottumwa.

It is theatet to see structures that have mad an impression on our lives closed and forgotten. It had been screening adult movies in 16mm film format. The Capri was made into 4 cinemas and was combined with the next door Capital Theater. Mike Rogers on January 10, at I made Ottumwa my home for 10 years and had seen the larger companies come in and benefit from the neglect towards the smaller, older businesses. It was less than 50 years ago when these two theaters attracted people from all over Iowa to the heart of downtown Ottumwa.

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This adult cinema was open by It was rebuilt inlater becoming the Capri Theatre. Theaer one has favorited this theater yet.

It closed in The theater closed after the body of manager Kenneth McDaniel was discovered on March 11, When the original theatre burned, Myron Blank son of A. Contributed by Bob Jensen. Bruce Darnell Pollard Jr. I believe some man in his 70s recently died in the theater.

Blank was in charge of building the new theatre which was quite a challenge due to all the shortages during WW II. Just login to your account and rheater to this theater. A Polk directory lists the Princess Theatre at E.

I think the building was built for something else because on the side of the building you can see windows on each floor that have been filled in. Can kovie verify these dates?

Little said the ideas that are presented have to make sense for the long term sustainability. Kenny McDaniel, 70, had run the theater since it opened.