(563) 659-8213

dwoh-seatingAbout DeWitt Operahouse Theatre

The DeWitt Oper­a­house The­atre is a charm­ing place to enjoy a night out. We are a one-screen movie the­ater run­ning first and sec­ond run movies. We show the movies for a full week, so every­one has a chance to see it. Our build­ing is easy to find and fea­tures up-to-date, com­fort­able fur­nish­ings. This inti­mate set­ting boasts great acoustics. Our occu­pan­cy is 239, so don’t hes­i­tate to bring your friends or family.

We do every­thing we can to ensure that you have a great evening. We keep our tick­et prices and snacks afford­able so every­one can enjoy a night out; and we keep our the­ater, restrooms, and floors clean, so you nev­er have to wor­ry about stick­ing to the floor. We want to give every­one the chance to see the movies we show, so our facil­i­ty is hand­i­capped and wheel­chair acces­si­ble. We even have a chairlift.

Our opera house fea­tures a num­ber of attrac­tions. Some of the pro­duc­tions we host include:

Chil­dren Show­ings | Church Gath­er­ings | Inde­pen­dent Films | Live Per­for­mances | Movies  | Pan­el Dis­cus­sions | Plays | Recitals

dwoh-historyOur History

Estab­lished in 1878, our the­ater has a long his­to­ry of serv­ing the peo­ple of DeWitt, Iowa. With the excep­tion of remod­el­ing, we have nev­er closed. It is the longest run­ning busi­ness in the area. To keep the old-fash­ioned feel, many of the fea­tures are the same ones that were installed when the build­ing was constructed—the stage is the orig­i­nal stage. At one point, it dou­bled as a roller skat­ing rink!




dwoh-staffOur Owners & Staff

The cur­rent own­ers of this his­toric land­mark have man­aged it for more than 30 years. They are retired school teach­ers who are ded­i­cat­ed to main­tain­ing the great­ness of this charm­ing play­house. The own­ers have a lot of help from our pas­sion­ate staff, many of whom have been here for more than 25 years.




The First Central Art Gallery

In addi­tion to play­ing your favorite movies, we have a small art gallery. Every six weeks we fea­ture the work of a new, tal­ent­ed local artist.


DeWitt Operahouse

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday:
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
and 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


(563) 659-8213

716 6th Avenue
DeWitt, IA 52742

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