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Valley 3 Theatre

2004 Photo from The Evil Sam Graham collection
186 Valley West Mall
West Des Moines IA 50322

Record #6219  
 Opened: July 30, 1976
 Closed: August 25, 2001
 Current Use: Restaurant
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Dubinsky Brothers Theaters, Excellence Theatres, Carmike Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Ed Cook.

The Valley 3 was built in 1975 and officially opened in 1976 with the Valley West Mall.

It was owned by Dubinsky Brothers from about 1976-1989. Dubinsky sold to Excellence in 1989, then Carmike bought out Excellence in 1991 and the Valley 3 was known as the "Carmike Valley 3". According to a 2001 Des Moines Register article by Kathy Bergstrom ("Carmike To Close 3 Iowa Theatres") it was closed August 25, 2001, ­ the same day the Fleur IV Theatre in Des Moines was closed.

The mall was remodeled at least twice and the space was occupied by retail, then a restaurant "Kahunaville" which had it's ribbon cutting celebration on July 25, 2007. It then became the Ocean Beach Bar & Grill circa November 2008.

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June 2009 photos from the Ed Cook collection.

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2004 photos from The Evil Sam Graham collection.

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Last featured 1/18/2005. Last edited 11/2/2016.

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