Cinema X

317 E. Main Street,
Ottumwa, IA 52501

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Cinema X

This adult cinema was open by 1980. It remained open until March 11, 2012 when the body of the manager was found in the theatre. It had been screening adult movies in 16mm film format.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

From 2010 a photo of the Cinema X Theater building in Ottumwa.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

16mm the film quality is horrible.

MiltonSmith on March 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I believe some man in his 70s recently died in the theater. I probably don’t want to know the cause of death.

Mensa_Mule on March 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

The manager was found dead just after opening time Tuesday Morning. Kenny McDaniel, 70, had run the theater since it opened. Police are investigating, and awaiting an autopsy, but Ken had serious health problems in recent years, and natural causes are suspected. It was estimated that he died Sunday evening, and was not found until Tuesday, since the theater was normally closed on Mondays.

rivest266 on December 27, 2013 at 9:46 am


OTTUMWA — The future of the former Cinema X Theater is up in the air, but it can no longer be an adult theater.

The theater closed after the body of manager Kenneth McDaniel was discovered on March 11, 2012. Bruce Darnell Pollard Jr. was convicted in his murder on Tuesday.

But the building has been silent for more than a year, which means it cannot reopen as an adult theater, said Planning and Development Director Nick Klimek.

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