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Nebraska Movie Theatres

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Alliance Theatre
Alliance, NE
State Theatre
Auburn, NE
The Alliance Theatre opened in 1937 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

The State Theatre opened in 1945. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Beatrice Theatres:
Fox Theatre

Benkelman Theatres:
Zorn Theatre

State Theatre
Central City, NE
Columbus Theatre
Columbus, NE
The State Theatre was built in 1916 as the Ellen Martha Auditorium, a live performance venue. It later changed to a movie format. For more, see this website. [map]

The Columbus Theatre was built in 1926. The building has been vacant since at least the early 1990s. For more, see this website. [map]

Curtis Theatres:
Star Theatre

Fairbury Theatres:
Bonham Theatre

Grand Theatre
Grand Island, NE
The Grand Theatre was built in 1937. The sign and marquee are replicas of the original, installed in 2012. The theatre's vitrolite facade was also being restored to the original design when these photos were taken in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3 and 4. [map]

Rivoli Theatre
Hastings, NE
World Theatre
Kearney, NE
The Rivoli Theatre opened in 1927. It closed in 1984 but has since reopened. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The World Theatre was designed by James T. Allen and opened in 1927. The theatre was closed in 2007. It has since been restored and reopened. The marquee was built at that time. This photo is from 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Fort Theatre
Kearney, NE
The Fort Theatre opened in 1914 as the Empress Theatre. The name was changed to the Fort Theatre in 1941. The theatre closed in 1993. The building now houses Fort Theatre Dentistry. The marquee was adapted and is still lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hebron Theatres:
Majestic Theatre

Kimball Theatres:
Goodhand Theatre

Joyo Theatre
Lincoln, NE
State Theatre
Lincoln, NE
The Joyo Theatre opened around 1928 as the Lyric Theatre. It was renamed the Joyo Theatre in 1937. Since 1988, the theatre has been offering live performances and community events. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The State Theatre in Lincoln opened in 1932. In 1935, the name was changed to the Kiva Theatre. In 1947, the name was changed back to the State. The theatre closed in 1992 and housed several nightclubs. It reopened in 2009 as the Bourbon Theatre which features movies and live entertainment. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Lynch Theatres:
Lynn Theatre

Fox Theatre
McCook, NE
The Fox Theatre opened in 1927 as the World Theatre. By 1941, it had been renamed the Fox Theatre. It closed in 1987. The theatre is now used for live performances and special events. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Nile Theatre
Mitchell, NE
The Nile Theatre opened in 1939 and is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pioneer Theatre
Nebraska City, NE
The Pioneer Theatre was built in 1949. For more, see this website. [map]

Neligh Theatres:
New Moon Theatre

Fox Theatre
North Platte, NE
The Fox Theatre was built in 1929 with Egyptian, Georgian, Moorish and Roman details. It closed in the mid-1970s and was nearly demolished for a parking lot. The theatre was renovated in the early 1980s and became the Neville Center for the Performing Arts. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Ogallala Theatres:
Prairie Theatre

Paramount Theatre
Omaha, NE
The Paramount Theatre was built in 1927 as the Riviera Theatre. The name was changed to the Paramount in 1929. The Moorish and Italian Renaissance design was that of John Eberson. The interior was atmospheric with twinkling stars and clouds. In 1960, the theater's name was changed again to the Astro. The theatre closed in the early 1980s and was nearly demolished in the late 1990s. It was restored and is now the Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Ord Theatres:
Ord Theatre

Schuyler Theatres:
Colfax Theatre

Midwest Theatre
Scottsbluff, NE
Fox Theatre
Sidney, NE
The Midwest Theatre was designed by Charles D. Strong and built in 1946. The tower details seem identical to those at the Parkway Theatre and Colon Theatre in San Angelo and El Paso, TX. The Midwest Theatre now features films and live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Fox Theatre was designed by Charles D. Strong and opened in 1951. It is still in operation. For more, see this website. [map]

Superior Theatres:
Crest Theatre

Wauneta Theatres:
Chateau Theatre

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