Kennedy Mall is a shopping mall located in Dubuque, Iowa. The mall is located just north of Dodge Street (U.S. Highway 20) at the intersection of Dodge and Wacker Drive.
In the late 1980s, a number of renovations were made to the mall, after another tornado struck in 1989. This included opening up a food court at the northeast corner of the mall. It also included a number of cosmetic improvements to the mall.
Originally, there was a General Cinema movie theater with a single 795-seat auditorium located within the mall, near Roshek's. In 1972 it was remodeled into a two-screen theater with about 300 seats in each auditorium. In the 1980s General Cinema built a new six-screen theater named Kennedy Mall Cinema 6 in the parking lot just west of the mall to replace the theater inside the mall. The theater later changed hands; General Cinema, once the largest theater chain in the US, is no longer in business. The theater was taken over by Carmike Cinemas Inc. After a new Star Cinema was built in Dubuque in 2005, the existing theater changed its format - it began showing second run movies at a reduced rate instead of new films. In May 2007, Carmike Cinemas decided not to renew its lease, and closed the Kennedy Mall Cinema 6.