MALEK Theatre

1979-1985

Approximate dates of when the second owner, Peterson (unsure of the full name), had the Malek. During this time, prior to 1992, the original 862-seat undivided auditorium was split into two 150-seat twinning theatres. It’s assumed this occurred as an attempt to increase business by giving movie-goers “options.” The town hadn’t had such options since the Iowa Theatre closed (c1950s). Despite these attempts, the Malek closed its doors for a second time sometime in 1985.