Ideal Theatre

213 14th Avenue SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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The Ideal Theatre is located on the corner of 14th Avenue SE and 2nd Street SE. The theatre has been closed and is currently in use as a paint store.

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jkvttm on June 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm

This building was never demolished. It has been Borgensen’s Paint for decades. The correct address is 213 14th Ave SE and has been in a NRHP District for 15 years. It sustained some flood damage last summer but has reopened.

vchase on February 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

New Theater Opens. July 4, 1914 The new Ideal theater opened this afternoon, showing Mary Pickford in “Caprice” before a large crowd. F. J. Smid, the owner, has made arrangements with the Mutual Service and the Famous Players. The latter pictures will be shown on Sundays. The theater is equipped with a mirror screen, Powers cameograph machine and all the latest equipment. The theater has a capacity of 500 and is equipped with eight ventilators, insuring pure air at all times. The theater is located on Fourteenth avenue between Second and Third Streets east. CR Evening Gazette

vchase on February 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

It is Beautifully Decorated and Offers a Bright Welcome
To All.

FINE PLAYS ARE ON Her Moment" and ‘The Street of Seven stars,’ The opening of the Ideal theater today at popular prewar admission prices will prove an innovation In the picture business of Cedar Rapids. Like in the past, there will be but one aim upon his part and that is to please the patrons. Upon this policy he is reopening the Ideal after nearly two years of closed doors. The public admission prices will be six cents to children and eleven cents to adults, this admission fee to include war tax. 3-9-1919

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