Tipton’s Historic Hardacre Theater to Close Following Film Festival Print
News Releases - Stage & Theatre
Written by Hardacre Film Festival   
Friday, 02 August 2013 13:25

TIPTON, Iowa—It was announced this week that Tipton’s historic Hardacre Theater, which has been in continuous use as an opera house and movie theater since 1914, will close under its current management. This is effective after the 2013 Hardacre Film Festival’s conclusion Saturday night, Aug. 3. The film festival is Iowa’s longest-running film festival, celebrating its 16th year.

An announcement about the theater’s closing will occur during the festival shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The festival will award the theater’s owner, Stuart Clark, in recognition of 16 years of supporting the festival and more than 20 years of keeping the theater running.

However, the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association is pursuing nonprofit status to purchase the theater and renovate it. Learn more at http://thehardacre.org/


What:    Hardacre Film Festival

Who:    Members of the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association and visiting filmmakers will be available for interviews.

When:    Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3. Stuart Clark will be presented with an award Saturday, Aug. 3, shortly after 3 p.m.

Where:    Hardacre Theater, 112 East 5th Street, Tipton, IA 52772