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The Englert Theater

221 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 688-2653
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Iowa City
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 11, 2014
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Wainscott, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Saw Seum Kuti and Egypt 8-. Small seating capacity so every seat is a great one. Audience could get up and dance. Comfortable and fun

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Old movie house updated but has a lot of original features. Also entertaining. Great place for couples, but small children would be board not the kind of entertainment they would enjoy,

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Iowa City, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A cultural oasis. Varied programming; excellent artists. Take a look at the web site for upcoming events.

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Wilcox
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very well done. The actors and musicians had you on the edge of your seat. Truly gifted musicians and actors. Definitely worth your time to see

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My wife and I saw a comedy act here. The theater is over 100 years old, but it's been updated. The decor and the theater in general is pretty basic. There wasn't an actual bar to order drinks. It was two ladies standing behind a table with a copy of buckets full of beer and wine selling over-priced drinks and... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Saw Mike Birbiglia here last fall, what a great space! We were in the second row, but the theater is laid out in such a way that there isn't a bad seat. Beautiful old venue with friendly and courteous staff.

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Marion, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went to a concert here....after reading the other reviews that this venue was recently renovated, I was shocked! I was thinking it was in need of a renovation! It has an old worn out look to it.... maybe that was the intent? Anyway, the concert was great, and the accoustics were very good - although that may have been because... More

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Englert is over 100 years old and now because of the restoration home to a number of musical and theatrical events. The size of the theatre makes for an intimate atmosphere and enjoyment of any production.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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153 reviews 153 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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