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Competition from other sources of entertainment, including the automobile and radio, continued to affect the financial fortunes of the Avon. In succession the theater was operated as a nickelodeon, first-run house, and then a second-run house. In 1956 the Avon was reduced to showing second run movies three days per week. On April 1, 1957, the theater was demolished in preparation for the construction of a J. C. Penney store.
See: MARKET PLACE DUBUQUE.