Charles Theatre

405 N. Main Street,
Charles City, IA 50616

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scrimbo on July 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm

This theatre runs nightly with occasional matinees…a great deja vu of a nice small town theatre

scrimbo on July 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

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.

scrimbo on July 5, 2018 at 10:09 am

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

MPol on March 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Thanks for the information, Joe.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2009 at 11:51 pm

The Charles Theatre was designed by the Des Moines architectural firm Wetherell & Harrison.

MPol on November 1, 2008 at 7:31 pm

I love all those photographs, hstein and Lost Memory. Thanks for sharing.

LFOP on October 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Here’s a 2008 black and white view of the CHARLES:

MPol on September 28, 2008 at 1:15 pm

This theatre most definitely is a real attention-getter! Love that photo.

MPol on September 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm

I love that outside design!!

scrimger on December 17, 2006 at 3:23 pm

Originally independently owned by an exec of Central States theatres, it was sold a few years ago to a local theatre group and has been lovingly rehabilitated with newer seating and a marquee like the originall one but with electronic messag board instead of changing letters by hand..restrooms are on the first floor now …the theatre never had a balcony although the origninal restrooms were on the second floor..a job well done…seniors get in for 1 dollar…a bargain runs all the time….