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TorstenAdair commented about Sky-View Drive-In on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The map location and street view needs to be corrected. It is currently pinned to 80th Street.
Correct location: http://goo.gl/maps/Z7B8g

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TorstenAdair commented about Dundee Theatre on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130403/GO/130409849/1696#dundee-theatre-to-close-for-renovations

“Dundee Theatre to close for renovations”

“Built in 1925 as a vaudeville house, the Dundee will continue life as a venue for independent arthouse movies when it reopens sometime around the holidays or in early 2014, Moran said Wednesday.”

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TorstenAdair commented about Craft Theatre on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

A brand new Family Dollar store has just opened on that block: Family Dollar #8656 4412 White Plains Rd. Bronx, NY 10470-1607 Phone: 718-231-2801

The storefront runs all the way to the empty space just south of the Craft Printers shop at 4432 WPR, and replaces the Bondi store seen on Google Maps.

If there was a theater there, it seems to have been remodeled/removed, as the store is rather deep and level.

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TorstenAdair commented about Benson Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 7:36 am

Fundraising site: http://bensontheatre.org/

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TorstenAdair commented about Benson Theatre on Jul 10, 2012 at 7:34 am

http://www.bensonnebraska.com/2012/04/08/benson-theater-on-screen-ads/

Pre-sound (?) advertising slides for a local department store.

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema Village on Feb 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

The figure on the right is “Coal Black”, part of the “Censored Eleven” cartoons from Warner Brothers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema 1, 2, 3 and Coronet 1 & 2 - 2001 on Jan 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Ah, I see… two movie theaters in one picture! The Baronet/Coronet is in the background.

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TorstenAdair commented about Cinema 1, 2, 3 and Coronet 1 & 2 - 2001 on Jan 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

The marquee shows THREE theaters?

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TorstenAdair commented about Westwood Cinema 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

3 Superheroes Will Descend On Summer Cinema Series Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Friday, June 8, 1990

“Super Saver Cinema 8 will show a children’s film and an installment of a 1941 serial in a special series to generate food donations for the needy.

The 10-week series kicks off June 16 with ‘Batman: The Movie.’

Three superheroes – Captain Marvel, Superman and Batman – will make appearances at the theater.

Rumor has it, manager Mike Curtis said, that the Joker may try to rob the box office.

Movies will begin each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Admission will be 75 cents plus a canned good for the Omaha Food Bank.

Each Saturday, a segment of the 1941 serial, ‘Adventures of Captain Marvel,’ will be shown. "

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TorstenAdair commented about Stockyards Movies 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

Eight $1 Theaters Stockyards Complex to Open Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Thursday, June 7, 1990

“Bands will play and searchlights will graze the skies over Omaha tonight when Cinemark USA opens an eight – screen, $1 movie house at 3205 L. St. near the stockyards.”

“Phil Zacheretti, promotions and marketing director for Cinemark USA, said the Dallas company owns more than 700 movie theaters nationwide.”

“Among the characteristics at the Movies 8 Stockyards, Zacheretti said, are: seats with extra leg room; aisle lighting; armrests with cup holders; a computerized ticket system; an art deco lobby; one theater with George Lucas' sophisticated stereo system called THX sound system.”

“Discount theaters run movies before they are put in video distribution, Zacheretti said. Some of the films may be only a few weeks from their original first runs at major chains. In the case of Omaha, the opening film menu includes ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ and ‘Miami Blues.’”

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TorstenAdair commented about Stockyards Movies 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

Eight $1 Theaters Stockyards Complex to Open Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Thursday, June 7, 1990

“Bands will play and searchlights will graze the skies over Omaha tonight when Cinemark USA opens an eight – screen, $1 movie house at 3205 L. St. near the stockyards.”

“Phil Zacheretti, promotions and marketing director for Cinemark USA, said the Dallas company owns more than 700 movie theaters nationwide.”

“Among the characteristics at the Movies 8 Stockyards, Zacheretti said, are: seats with extra leg room; aisle lighting; armrests with cup holders; a computerized ticket system; an art deco lobby; one theater with George Lucas' sophisticated stereo system called THX sound system.”

“Discount theaters run movies before they are put in video distribution, Zacheretti said. Some of the films may be only a few weeks from their original first runs at major chains. In the case of Omaha, the opening film menu includes ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ and ‘Miami Blues.’”

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TorstenAdair commented about Westwood Cinema 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

Back in the 1990s, they would show movie serials on Saturday mornings. If memory serves, they would accept a canned food donation in lieu of the $1 admission.

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TorstenAdair commented about Westwood Cinema 8 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

New Ritzy Cinema to Offer Bitsy Price Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Monday, April 17, 1989

“Movie One Theaters of El Paso, Texas, is the operator, has 87 screens now and is expanding by 100 screens this year.”

“…each theater will seat from 180 to 250 patrons…”

“That will bring the number of discount screens in Omaha to 16, including the original Gemini Twin , Millard 4 and Maplewood Twin.” [32 screens at that time, half were discounted.]

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TorstenAdair commented about Golden Spike Drive-In on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

The Google Map on the right is tagged to 14th and Dodge, which is downtown.

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TorstenAdair commented about Q-Twin Drive-In on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

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

“Q Twin East and West

120th and Q Streets, 895 – 4838. Two screens. March through October. Tickets are $3.75 per person; children younger than 13 free except for Disney films and other special engagements."

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TorstenAdair commented about Sky-View Drive-In on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

“Skyview

72nd Street and Hartman Avenue, 571 – 0206. One screen. March through December. Tickets are $3.50 per person; children younger than 12 free except for Disney films and other special engagements. Two shows on weekdays, three or more on weekends."

A drive-in, in Omaha, opened in December?!

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TorstenAdair commented about Millard Cinema 4 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

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

“Millard 4

5321 S. 139th Plaza, Millard Plaza shopping center, 895 – 1616. Four 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 Q-Cinema 9 on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

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 11:34 am

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 11:32 am

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 11:30 am

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 11:28 am

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 11:26 am

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 11:25 am

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 11:24 am

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. "