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Waterloo Theaters

Page history last edited by Teresa D. 15 years ago

WATERLOO THEATERS

By year (according to City directory listings)

1904-05: Browns' Opera House, Commercial cor Park Av.; Electric Theatre, 704 Sycamore

1906-07: Brown's Opera House, cor Commercial and Park Ave.; Electric Theatre, 629 Lafayette.

1908: Bijou, 1111 E. 4th; (Cady & Kelley); Dreamland, 214 E. 4th; Electric, 629 Lafayette; Jewell, 219 W. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette; Waterloo, Syndicate Blk.

1909: Dreamland, 214 E. 4th; Jewell Theatre, 219 W. 4th; Princess, 213 E. 4th; Syndicate, Syndicate Blk.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette; Webber & Foley, 121 E. 4th.

1910: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th; Dreamland, 214 E. 4th; Fairyland, 121 E. 4th; Jewell, 219 W. 4th; Orpheum, 181 Bridge; Princess, 213 E. 4th St.; Scenic, 316 W. 4th; Syndicate, Syndicate Block; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette

1912: Columbia, 108 E. 4th; Crystal, 212 E. 4th; Dreamland, 214 E. 4th; Fairyland, 121 E. 4th; Lyric, 219 W. 4th; Majestic, Syndicate Blk.; Princess, 213 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1913: Columbia, 108 E. 4th; Crystal, 212 E. 4th; Lyric, 219 W. 4th; Majestic, Syndicate Blk.; Princess, 213 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1914: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Cozy, 187 Bridge St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th; Lyric, 219 W. 4th; Majestic, 1st floor Syndicate; Palace, 506-508 Sycamore; Princess, 213 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1915: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Cozy, 187 Bridge St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th; Grand, 608 Commercial; Majestic, 1st floor Syndicate; Palace, 506-508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Princess, 213 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1916: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Cozy, 187 Bridge St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th; Family, 608 Commercial; Majestic, 1st floor Syndicate; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Princess, 213 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1918: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th; Family, 608 Commercial; Majestic, 1st floor Syndicate; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Princess, 213 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1919: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th St.; Garden, 608 Commercial; Majestic, 1st floor Syndicate; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Princess, 213 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1920: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th St.; Garden, 608 Commercial; Majestic, 1st floor Syndicate; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1921: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th St.; Garden, 608 Commercial; Majestic, 23 Bridge St.,; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1922-23: Crystal, 212 E. 4th St.; Majestic, 23 Bridge St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-13 Lafayette.

1924: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Rialto, 608 Commercial St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 5-11-513 Lafayette.

1925: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Rialto, 608 Commercial; Strand; 402-404 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1927: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Frank Amusement, 422 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th. St.; Rialto, 608 Commercial; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1928: Columbia, 108 E. 4th St.; Crystal, 212 E. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Plaza, 420 W. 4th St.; Rialto, 608 Commercial; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1930: Iowa Theatre, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1931: Iowa Theatre, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1933: Iowa Theatre, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1935: Iowa Theatre, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th; Waterloo, 511-513 Lafayette.

1936: Capitol, 608 Commercial; Iowa Theatre, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.

1937: Capitol, 608 Commercial; Iowa Theatre, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.

1938: Capitol, 608 Commercial; Iowa Theatre, 420-422 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402-404 E. 4th St.

1939: Iowa, 608-610 Commercial; Orpheum, 420-422 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.

1941: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.

1942: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.

1943: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.

1946: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.

1948: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Palace, 508 Sycamore; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.

1950: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1952: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1954: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; RKO Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 N. Hwy 218; State, 212 E. 4th St.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1955: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; RKO Orpheum, 420 W. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 N. Hwy 218; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1956: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 N. Hwy 218; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1957: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 N. Hwy 218; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1958: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 N. Hwy 218; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1960: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1961: Iowa, 608 Commercial; Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1962: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1963: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1964: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1965: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1966: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1967: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1968: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 2230 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1969: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 2230 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1970: Paramount, 96 E. 4th St.; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 2230 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 Falls Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1971: Mini Cinema 16, 624 Commercial; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 2230 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1972: Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 624 Commercial; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1973: Cinema X, 4012 University Ave.; Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 624 Commercial; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1974: Cinema X, 4012 University Ave.; Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 624 Commercial; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1975: Cinema X, 4012 University Ave.; Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 624 Commercial; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1976: Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 624 Commercial; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1977: Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 624 Commercial; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave..; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1978: Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Strand, 402 E. 4th St.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1979: Crossroads I & II, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1980: Crossroads 1-2-3-4, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1981: Crossroads 1-2-3-4, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1982: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.; Waterloo, 508 Sycamore.

1983: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.

1984: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road, Unit 2450; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.

1985: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.

1987: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.

1989: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.; Sky-Vue Drive-In, 3066 Independence Av.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.

1991: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.

1992: Crossroads 7, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.; Starlite Drive-In, 4000 University Ave.

1993: Crossroads 10, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

1995: Crossroads 10, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

1996: Crossroads 10, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

1997: Crossroads 10, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

1998: Crossroads Theatres, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

1999: Crossroads Theatres, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

2000: Crossroads Theatres, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

2001: Crossroads Theatres, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

2002: Crossroads Theatres, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

2003: Crossroads Theatres, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

2004: Crossroads Theatres, 2060 La Porte Road; Mini Cinema 16, 315 E. 4th St.

 

 

By address

96 East Fourth: Riviera/Paramount (1927-1970)

108 East Fourth: Columbia (1910-1928)

121 East Fourth: Fairyland (1909-1912?)

212 East Fourth: Crystal (1910-1928); State (1935-1954)

213 East Fourth: Princess (1909-1919)

214 East Fourth: Dreamland (1908-1912?)

219 East Fourth: Jewell (1908-1910?); Lyric (1912?-1914?)

315 East Fourth: Mini Cinema 16 (?-present)

402 East Fourth: the Strand (1920-1978);

1111 East Fourth: Bijou (1908)

316 West Fourth: Scenic (1910?)

420 W. 4th St.: Plaza (1915?-1928?); Iowa (1930-1938); Orpheum (1939-1955)

West Fifth and Lafayette: Majestic (1908-1912)

181 Bridge St.: Orpheum (1910)

187 Bridge St.: Cozy (1914-1916)

Commercial and Park Ave.: Brown's Opera House (1877-1906)

608 Commercial: Grand (1915); Family (1916?-1918?); Garden (1919-1921); Rialto (1924-1928); Capitol, (1936-1938) Iowa (1939-1961)

624 Commercial: Mini Cinema 16 (1971-

511-513 Lafayette: Waterloo (1907-1936?)

629 Lafayette: Electric Theater (1906-1908)

506-508 Sycamore: Palace (1914-1948); Waterloo (1949-1982)

704 Sycamore: Electric Theater (1904-1905)

Syndicate Blk.: Waterloo (1907, changed name to Syndicate); Syndicate (1908-1911); Majestic (Aug. 1911-1923?)

 

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