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Nova 10 Cinemas

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

Record #1209  
 Opened: 1986
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use:
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Century 6, Carmike 11
 Previously operated by: Dubinsky Brothers Theaters, Essaness 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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Photos from The Evil Sam Graham collection.

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