Palace Theatre

314 N. 3rd Street,
Burlington, IA 52601

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Central States Theatres Corp

Architects: William R. Gibb, Roland 'Tip' Goucher Harrison, Peter M. Hulsken, Frank E. Wetherell

Firms: Wetherell & Harrison

Functions: Church

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Palace Theater

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Palace Theatre

The Palace Theater opened March 13, 1915 and was designed by architect W.R. Gibb of Chicago, IL. Seating was listed as 764 at the time. In 1948 it was remodeled to the plans of architectural firm Wetherell & Harrison, reopening September 2, 1948. In the early-1990’s it was remodeled in neo-Moderne style and twinned. At the time it was operated by Central States Theatres. The Palace Theatre closed in early-December 1995.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

The Boxoffice article Tinseltoes linked to says that the 1949 remodeling of the Palace Theatre was designed by Des Moines architects Wetherill & Harrison.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 30, 2018 at 12:35 pm

This PDF of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Site Inventory Form for the Palace Theatre has one photo of the building’s original front, though it is from an oblique angle. The form also reveals that the reopening following the 1948 remodel took place on September 2. The Palace closed in early December, 1995.

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