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VOY 3 Theatre
207 South Main
Maquoketa , IA 52060
Location: Downtown
Phone: 563-652-3535
VOY 3 Theatre
The VOY THEATRE celebrated their 35TH anniversary March 21ST thru March 27TH. The theatre had a matinee showing of 3 movies with the admission being $1.25 for adults and 75-cents for kids, which was the rate of the VOY THEATRE in 1973. Soda and popcorn was also sold at a low price of 35-cents.
The VOY THEATRE started out as a single screen theatre in the building that was formerly the IH Farm Equipment Dealership. Two years later, the VOY 2 was added to the south, after Stiles Cleaners closed. Both have seating for around 200. The smaller VOY 3 THEATRE opened in 1981. This theatre replaced a NAPA Auto Supply business. That auditorium is in the Tom Pekosh building.
Bob King, known in Maquoketa as "Roundy the Clown", was the first fulltime manager of the theatre in 1973. Jack Jones of Maquoketa, fresh out of college, was hired to be the manager after King moved out of town. This was early in 1975. Jack is still manager today, and also is manager of my 61 Drive-In Theatre, which opened in 1950, but Dennis did not purchase the theatre until the spring of 1972.
Within a few years, Maquoketa was one of the first cities in the state to have a multiple screen theatre. It has been fun! You can't beat seeing a movie on the big screen, enjoying theatre popcorn and holding hands with your date. "Thanks for your business over the years and thank you for helping us celebrate our 35th anniversary."


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