Stage 4 Theatres

2767 16th Avenue SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Dubinsky Brothers

Functions: College

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Stage 4 Theatre Lobby

The Stage 4 was opened on May 28, 1971 by the Dubinsky Brothers. In 1990 it was operated by Excellence Theatres. Operations were taken over in 1991 by Carmike Cinemas and the theatre was closed on September 8, 2000.

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kencmcintyre on January 9, 2007 at 7:05 am

Here is an article about the Stage 4:

kencmcintyre on October 5, 2007 at 7:39 am

Here is a 1976 ad from the Cedar Rapids Gazette:

Jakorns on February 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Capri Cosmetology College moved into the building in 2003. Ironically the building they left when the moved from downtown was also a former theater building. It was the former Isis Theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm

it amazes me the track record of Carmike cinemas.

TLSLOEWS on April 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Carmike did not do too well in the Nashville market also.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

From what see of CARMIKE i think they preform well in small towns.And i mean small towns with one Pizza Hut.

Jakorns on April 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Carmike built a 12 screen stadium style theater less than a mile down the road. Once their leases were up on the older, smaller theaters they dumped them.

rivest266 on July 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

This opened on May 28th, 1971 by Irv & Sarge Dubinsky, who split off from AMC theatres. Taken over by Carmike Cinemas in 1991. Grand opening ad posted here.

50sSNIPES on August 10, 2022 at 6:02 pm

The Dubinsky Brothers opened the Stage 4 Theatres on May 28, 1971 with the following in screen order: “A New Leaf” (1), “Red Sky At Morning” (2), and “The Andromeda Strain” (3 & 4). The Stage 4 Theatres had a grand total of 1,080 seats throughout its history.

Carmike took over the Stage 4 Theatres in November 1990, and operated the theater until closure on September 8, 2000, due to the ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the growth of multiplex theaters in the United States, as well as the popularity of the Wynnsong 12 being located a mile away from the Stage 4. The maintenance man, Jerry Morris, really wants to continue on running the theater but left with tears in his eyes on the causes of the closure.

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