It had been over ten years since there was a movie theatre in Chariton, Iowa, but in June 1995 volunteers started collecting donations and holding fundraisers to build a new theatre. On Saturday, April 13, 1996, the doors opened for the first movies -- “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and “Happy Gilmore”.


Thanks to the generous donations of the businesses and residents of Chariton, the Vision II Theatre recently went through a major renovation replacing and updating projectors, seats, carpeting, and our heating and cooling system.  In April 2016 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary! 

The Vision II Theatre is open 365 days a year, with evening shows Monday through Friday and matinee and evening shows Saturday and Sunday. We show first run movies and movies in 3D. Our concession stand is open whenever the theatre is open.  We have a wide variety of sodas, teas, candy, and, of course, popcorn! 

If you have any questions, or need any additional information about the Vision II Theatre, please email us at vision2theatre@windstream.net, or call 641-774-4063.  See you at the movies!


“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”

– Andrei Tarkovsky