Author: Brian Heil

Donations needed to cover Hardacre roof damage

Hardacre fans: We need your help! A late April windstorm caused approximately $28,000 in damage to the historic Hardacre Theater’s roof. The damage included fallen brick from the tallest part of the structure and a parapet wall. It was discovered by the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association shortly after the storm, when rainwater was entering the theater onto the stage and… Read more →

Hardacre Theater earns place on National Register

It’s official: the Hardacre Theater is one for the ages. The Hardacre Theater is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, following a lengthy application process. The designation was awarded by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the federal National Parks Service. The National Register is the federal government’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation.… Read more →

Hardacre Century Celebration

Hardacre Century Celebration to feature dueling pianos, food and drink, classical atmosphere TIPTON, Iowa—The Hardacre Theater will celebrate its 100th birthday in style. The Hardacre Century Celebration commemorates the theater’s centennial—a major milestone—and will feature  “dueling pianos”, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, trivia and related contests, and door prizes. There will also be a cash bar. The primary sponsor… Read more →

2015: Year in review

Happy holidays from the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association! A year’s end is always a time to reflect, and as we prepare to ring in 2016, the HTPA board has been reflecting on a highly successful, busy 2015. A lot happened behind the scenes, while we also sponsored several events and even toured the state and the region in support of… Read more →

Bucktown Review

Bucktown Revue returning to Tipton Nov. 15

Quad-Cities–based radio-style variety show features live music and comedy TIPTON, Iowa—The Bucktown Revue is returning to the Tipton stage. The Quad-Cities–based music and variety show will return to Tipton at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Tipton High School auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association (HTPA), and proceeds will benefit the “Save the Hardacre… Read more →

July 4 Update

If you were not in Tipton for the 175th Celebration, you missed a lot! Thank you to all of those who attended our Open House events on Friday the 3rd, and Saturday the 4th. For those unable to attend the Open House, or the 4th of July Parade, here’s the information we handed out. Stay tuned as the revised restoration… Read more →

UPDATE Event postponed – “Clue”-themed murder mystery movie screening to benefit Hardacre Theater

In case you haven’t heard, we had to unfortunately postpone the Hardacre “Clue” Murder Mystery Dinner set for this Saturday. We regret any inconvenience this causes for you. We are hoping to plan another, similar event this fall at the Spear House and hope you’ll be able to join us then. Ticket purchasers have been given a full refund on the… Read more →

“Big Lebowski” Festival to Benefit Hardacre Theater

Event includes screening of comic cult classic, bowling, live music TIPTON, Iowa—Mark it, Dude … “The Big Lebowski” is coming to Tipton. The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association will present the Hardacre “Big Lebowski” Festival on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event will include a screening of the comic cult classic film at 6:30 p.m. at the Tipton High School auditorium. Cedar… Read more →

Brinton Silent Film Project in Tipton

Red Cedar Chamber Music brings The Brinton Silent Film Project to St. Mary’s Church at 208 Meridian Street Tipton, Iowa at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. The Brinton Silent Film Project features Red Cedar Trio members, flutist Jan Boland, guitarist John Dowdall and cellist Carey Bostian, performing live to accompany “an exceptionally rare, perhaps unique, collection” of silent… Read more →