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I worked there in the 70’s shortly…then at the Spreckles…in 75 it was running xxx..by 76 it was running regular movies…then changed to Spanish by the owner of the Bay Cinema in National City…
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This theatre runs nightly with occasional matinees…a great deja vu of a nice small town theatre
for people with interest in Charles city iowa, I have a facebook group which has many pics of our two theatres that we had (only one left, the Charles)…you have to friend me on flacebook its dave scrimger and my icon is a guy on a red motorcycle….secret group so you have to do it my way.
designed by the same architects as the CHARLES theatre in Charles City Iowa…..the building has a similar façade.
the CAPITOL theatre in Burlington Iowa has a very similar façade….designed by same architects…..the Charles continues to operate nightly and sometlimes has a matinee
also the premiere of the Japanese cartoon film “AKIRA” was run there…I was the projectionist for AKIRA as a sideline to bldg. manager and engineer.
sounds like it is going to go by the wayside for the theatre part anyway…I was the very last manager of the whole building…and locked it up in 1990…too bad because we had a very viable building at the time….I knew that place inside and out very well….practically lived there, I spent so much time there day or night…even ran the projectors on certain occasions after it pretty much went to live shows…..still am involved with cinema theatre in Iowa…(digital projector nowadays) Dave at
I have a group on FB about Charles City Iowa and of course local theatre info…If interested ask for friend request first…then I’ll ask you why you are requesting to get on…Dave Scrimger