Met Theatre Downtown

The Metropolitan Opera House movie theater in downtown Iowa Falls.

The Met Theatre in Iowa Falls will go dark this week, but the closure isn’t forever.

Two posts on the Metropolitan Opera House’s Facebook page Tuesday evening drew concern from the community when they announced “Curtain Call” and shared that the theater would be closing this week: “Sadly, our time has come to shut down. Films bypassing theaters and going straight to streaming, we understand why this was being done, but it still hurt every time.”

Jack Whitesell Hugh Jackman Patrick Whitesell

Met Theater owners Jack Whitesell (left) and his son, Patrick Whitesell (right) pose for a photo with film star Hugh Jackman at a reopening of the Met Theatre on Sept. 21, 2013. The Whitesells bought the theater this year and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars bringing it up to date to reopen it.

Met Theatre Premier

Film star Hugh Jackman signs autographs for fans outside the Met Theatre in downtown Iowa Falls. Jackman attended a grand reopening of the historic theater on Sept. 21, 2013.

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