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A downtown destination

It took a lot of money to restore this theater, and it's now a venue for a variety of live performances as well as film. We were there earlier this month to see Arlo Guthrie... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2013
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

It took a lot of money to restore this theater, and it's now a venue for a variety of live performances as well as film. We were there earlier this month to see Arlo Guthrie. Acoustics are good (we were seated on the aisle near the back), there's a doorman to give a retro touch, all in all a pleasant... More 

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Big and small names come here. Since it is a small theater, most seats are pretty good. Beer and wine are for sale in the lobby. Nice historic theater.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Great venue to see live music you can't see everywhere The doorman is an asset, and part of the whole englert experience.

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

The acoustics are better here than lots of places that have concerts in the area. It is intimate and there are not bad seats really.

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Atlantic, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Lucky Iowa Citians to have this theater in town! We saw a filmed performance of a [UK] National Theatre play, "People.". The acoustics were good, the seats comfortable, and I was impressed with the overall cleanliness of the place. The doorman was a nice touch, too. Judging from the posters outside, there are a wide range of offerings in any... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Built in 1912 amidst prosperous economic times, the Englert Theater building still stands today with a lighted marquis in front. I have enjoyed numerous productions here over the years, including attending movies at the Englert Theater as a kid back in the late 1960's when it was one large theater, then in the late 70's after it was divided into... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

What do you do with a moldy old theater that can't bring in the crowds anymore? .... sic the old ladies on them. It should have gone the way of the pterodactyl, but the old ladies got on their high horses and "preserved" what perhaps should have gone to fallow.... forever. It's too small for big name artists, but too... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Went for a concert. There is no "WOW" factor in this theatre although it's very nicely decorated. Holds about 550 people which is a very nice size. We sat in the last row of seats but we had a great view of the stage and the sound was awesome! The seats were also very comfortable. Would definitely go back.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

We have enjoyed several concerts here. The sound is great and no seats are that far away. Though if you sit in the rear seats of the balcony you might want some binoculars in order to see the faces of the performers. Plenty of fine places to eat nearby.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

I've been here many times for concerts in Downtown Iowa City and this is a great place for a show. The fact that wine and beer are also served just adds to the charm. Dinner plus a concert at the Englert is a recipe for a good time in IC.

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