Royal 3 Cinemas
33 Central Avenue SW,
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Operated by: ACX Cinemas
Previously operated by: ACX Cinemas, Main Street Theatres, March Bros. Theaters Inc.
Architects: Henry A. Raapke
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Royal Theatre, Royal Twin Theatre, Royal T III Theatres
News About This Theater
- Jul 24, 2013 — New life for the Royal 3
- Nov 10, 2010 — Plans made to reopen Royal T III Theatre in Le Mars
- Nov 17, 2009 — Triplex in Le Mars closed, for sale
The Royal Theatre was opened by 1916. It was remodelled in 1946 to the plans of architect Henry A. Raapke. It was twinned in the early-1970’s and a third screen added in the early-2000’s. It was originally operated by March Bros. Theaters Inc. and later March Theatres. J & J took over operations in 2005. It was closed in 2009, and was renovated and reopened in early-2012 by Main Street Theatres. For a while there was a Hollywood Video store in the lobby of the theatre. By 2021 it was operated by ACX Cinemas, but they had moved out by 2022.
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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)
According Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, the Royal Theater dates to at least 1923.
There are plans underway to restore and reopen this theater: http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1677301.html
Thanks,Great looking theatre.
Impressed with one-sheets on display.
An article about the renovations that are underway: http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1697660.html
1916 ad posted in photos
Operated by Main Street Theatres. Updated website link: http://www.mainstreettheatres.com/lemars.html
The Royal Theatre had recently changed hands, according to the January 29, 1916, issue of Motography:
ACX is just a new name of Main Street. Either way, i don’t think they own the Royal anymore but not sure.
Updated website link.Royal 3 Cinema