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Nova 10 Cinemas


Photo from The Evil Sam Graham collection
4353 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines IA 50310

Closed
Record #1209  
 Opened: 1986
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Century 6, Carmike 11
 Previously operated by: Dubinsky Brothers Theatres, Excellence Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Nova Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by The Evil Sam Graham.

Carmike expanded the plex to eleven screens in 1995. A few years later, Silver Cinemas built a 10-plex into the old Pace Warehouse (about two blocks south and a block west) with a $1.50 second-run format, promptly killing Carmike's downtown "Value Cinema". Carmike quickly finished construction on the Wynnsong 16 in Johnston and immediately changed Carmike 11 into a $1.00 second-run house. Silver Cinemas went first-run a week later. Carmike kept it as a dollar house until they shut down the 11 a couple years later. Nova resurrected it in 2002 with their "first-and-a-half" run format combining a small popcorn and soda with the ticket price of $5 (you could also just buy a ticket for $3.75.) Nova converted one of the auditoriums into a laser tag operation, thus the reason it's only ten screens.

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July 2004 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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