Fox Theatre

1120 Illinois Street,
Sidney, NE 69162

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Fox Theater

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The Fox Theatre, located on Illinois Street at 11th Street in downtown Sidney, originally opened as a single-screen 950-seat theater in 1951 as a replacement to the earlier U.S.A/Fox Theatre along the street. It was built for Fox Intermountain Amusement Corp. and the architect was C.D. Strong, and the designer Mell C. Glatz. It was a Quonset Hut style building, with a Rustic style decoration. All seating was on a single level. An unusual feature was the projection box, located above the concession stand, which had large windows allowing people to see directly into the booth.

It is today a twin and shows first-run films.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2010 at 12:17 am

Boxoffice of October 27, 1951, said that cowboy star Rex Allen had been the top personal attraction at the recent opening of the new Fox Theatre in Sidney.

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm

From 2010 a photo of the Fox Theatre in Sidney.

larrygoldsmith
larrygoldsmith on September 6, 2010 at 9:35 pm

It would appear that their marquee is long over due for lighting and neon replacement.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 13, 2011 at 1:31 am

There are photos of the front and the auditorium of the Fox Theatre in Boxoffice, October 23, 1954. Fox Intermountain’s in-house architect of the time, Mel C. Glatz, designed the theater.

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