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TorstenAdair commented about Q-Cinema 9 on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Q Cinema 6

5505 S. 120th St., 895 – 4686. Six screens. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $2 for those younger than 13 or older than 64. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

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TorstenAdair commented about Orchard 4 Cinema on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Orchard 4

13052 Arbor St., 393 – 5555. Four screens. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $2 for those younger than 14 or older than 59. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

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TorstenAdair commented about Maplewood Twin Cinema on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Maplewood Twin

3433 N. 90th St., 571 – 8040. Two screens. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $2 for those younger than 13 or older than 64. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

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TorstenAdair commented about Gemini Twin Theater on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Gemini Twin

2958 S. 84th St., Frederick Square shopping center, 391 – 6585. Two screens. Tickets are 99 cents. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

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TorstenAdair commented about Fox Westroads on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Westroads 8

245 and 264 Boston Mall, Westroads shopping center, 102nd Street and West Dodge Road, 397 – 6666. Eight screens, with six in one cluster with indoor entrances and two in another cluster with outdoor entrances. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $3.25 for students with an AMC Theaters discount card, $2 for those younger than 14 or older than 54. Matinees daily. Midnight movies on Friday and Saturday nights."

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TorstenAdair commented about Indian Hills Theater on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Indian Hills

8601 West Dodge Road, 393 – 5555. Two screens. (The smaller auditorium is called the Cameo.) Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $4 except $2 for those younger than 14 or older than 59. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema Center on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Cinema Center

2828 S. 82nd Ave., 397 – 3554. Eight screens. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $2 for those younger than 13 or older than 64. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

[Listed under “Southwest Omaha”!]

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TorstenAdair commented about Crossroads Twin Cinema on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Crossroads Twin

Crossroads shopping center, 72nd and Dodge Streets, 393 – 2887. Two screens. Tickets are $1.75 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.50 except $1.75 for those younger than 12 or older than 60. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations. "

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TorstenAdair commented about Dundee Theater on Jan 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

“Theater Houses ‘Round Town” Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Dundee

4952 Dodge St., 551 – 3595. One screen. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $3 for students, $2 for those younger than 13 or older than 61. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

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TorstenAdair commented about Loews State Theatre 4 on Jan 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Virgin had the ground floor, as well as two lower floors. The box office to the theater was on the second basement floor, and the theaters were located one level below that.

I went there for cheap movies, and the occasional free preview.

Times Square has been a shopping destination ever since a man stood on a corner and counted how many people were visiting the “old” Times Square of pornography and drug use. That’s when The Gap opened, and the “new” Times Square began.

Where there are tourists, there are consumers. New Yorkers might not shop there, but Barnum’s fools are still visiting Times Square and parting with money a century after he opened his dime museum.

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema Studio on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

The (former) Barnes & Noble was located at 1972 Broadway, between 66th and 67th Streets.

1931 Broadway would place this theater within Lincoln Center.

The exact address should be found in a city directory (or phone book).

Report of the closing: March 25, 1990

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/25/nyregion/cinema-studio-to-close-doors-after-30-years.htmlstore.

Operated by New Yorker Films since 1977. The land was owned by ABC, sold to Millennium Properties, which, of course, built the Sony-Loews-AMC multiplex one block north.

Obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/04/08/movies/film-view-curtains-for-a-grand-screen.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

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TorstenAdair commented about Walter Reade Theater on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/cinematic-goddess-american-sex-symbol-the-films-of-raquel-welch

“For five days Film Society is delighted to bring back to the big screen a showcase of rarely screened mainstream classics all on the best projection formats available with the lady herself here to talk about them.”

! ! !

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TorstenAdair commented about Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Official website: http://www.filmlinc.com/about/the-elinor-bunin-munroe-film-center

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TorstenAdair commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm

This theater has spoiled me on IMAX. Many other theaters in the city have retro-fitted IMAX systems into their theaters, but why pay extra money for an IMAX movie if it’s being projected onto a regular screen?

If I want to treat myself, it’s this screen, or the Ziegfeld.

Also, the history above needs to be updated to reflect the change from Sony to Loews to AMC. I suspect they’ve updated their projection systems as well.

Also, with the large number of commercial IMAX films (as contrasted with the educational fare seen a few blocks north at AMNH), the screen is now exclusively IMAX only, with no late-night screenings of “regular” movies.

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TorstenAdair commented about Gemini Twin Theater on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

Hey… I just added it, from New York!

Feel free to add more information! Can someone in Omaha check the city directories at the downtown branch and see what years it is listed?

And while you’re there, see if you can scan or copy ads from the Omaha-World Herald microfilm!

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TorstenAdair commented about Craft Theatre on Jan 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I live in the neighborhood, but never ventured up White Plains Road past Nereid Avenue. (Between Nereid and 241st is light industrial and the subway train yard. Not much to see.)

That department store seems to be closed now. I’ll report back if I find out anything new.

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TorstenAdair commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jan 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

http://weburbanist.com/2012/01/26/abandoned-hollywood-theater-hidden-above-new-york-bodega/

Is it worth saving? (And how much would that cost? How many years has the space been unkempt?) There are quite a few performing spaces in that neighborhood… could this compete?

I suggest rescuing what architectural details are worthwhile and move on.

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TorstenAdair commented about Bijou Movie Theater on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

The official spelling is “Mount Vernon”.

Cornell College had two “movie theaters” circa 1988: The main stage in the then-decrepit Armstrong Hall, and a small theater in the basement of Cole Library, accessible from the back of the library.

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TorstenAdair commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

When I attended Cornell College from September 1988 until January 1989, I saw “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in September 1988 at a theater in town. It was only open on the weekends. Ah, yes… “The Odeum”! Let me add it!

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TorstenAdair commented about Sac Theater on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Owner’s (?) obituary is here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20277829

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TorstenAdair commented about Sac Theater on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I spent my summers in Lake View, eight miles to the south, in the 1980s. We would receive weekly advertising circulars which would feature movie theater ads for the region (Carroll, Ida Grove, Lake City, Sac City). Sac City always had strange movies, like “Snow White and the Three Stooges”. Either they couldn’t afford the rental of newer movies, or the screen and projector was a remnant of Cinemascope.

If memory serves, the theater did replace the screen sometime in the late 1980s. I believe the old screen had vertical metallic louvers which had to be calibrated anytime something was thrown at the screen.

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TorstenAdair commented about Sky View Drive-In on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

THANK YOU! I was racking my brain… Back in the late 70s, my brothers were driven all over Omaha for soccer games, and I remember seeing the remnants of the sign from the intersection of 72nd and Crown Point Avenue as we traveled to and from Roncalli High School.

I believe there was some lettering still on the marquee. An abandoned drive-in held some mystique to my young mind.

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TorstenAdair commented about Q-Twin East Drive-In on Jan 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

In February 1986, this area was remote enough to host viewings of Halley’s Comet. (Little light pollution)

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TorstenAdair commented about Millard Cinema 4 on Jan 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

“Highway 50” is also known as “Millard Avenue” at this intersection. The top of the map in the advertisement is oriented with West to the top.

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TorstenAdair commented about Omaha Theater on Jan 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

According to the WPA Guide to Omaha, there was a theater on the east side of this block, where the UP Center is now located (formerly a parking lot, directly north of the library). Am I mistaken? And if it did exist, did it ever show movies, or just live shows?