Eagle Theater

244 Main Street,
Chadron, NE 69337

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DonLewis
DonLewis on August 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

From 2010 a photo image of the Eagle Theater in Chadron.

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm

I suspect some of us that have a warm spot in our hearts for the old theaters would agree that they sometimes took on a life of their own because they were so much a part of our lives. Naturally after life comes death and I believe at times a resident spirit would remain. However I am not convinced by the small photo on the above mentioned website that a spirit image has been captured. I would love to see a large scan of it.

Without a doubt….“the truth is out there”

Don…

nik
nik on November 1, 2008 at 10:24 pm

I am from Chadron and the Eagle Theater was previously an opera house. It has 4 screens and shows all new movies. The theater is said to be haunted and a local photographer has actualy recently captured photos of figures inside the theater. They are posted currently at www.chadrad.com, our local news website. I am not sure what year the opera house closed down but if you contact the current owner I am sure he would tell you everything there is to know about the building he is a very friendly guy.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 27, 2008 at 8:57 am

This theater is operated by Geju Theatres. Screens should be updated to four.

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 27, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Looks like the EAGLE has has had a re-do and lost quiet a bit of character.

Don………….

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 26, 2007 at 7:57 pm

This is a photo of the Eagle Theater.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 20, 2007 at 8:30 am

Here is a picture postcard of downtown Chadron with the EAGLE THEATER visible on the left side of the street. Bird on a Wire and Cadillac Man were showing which dates the post card very closely to 1990.

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/427725437

jbosak
jbosak on November 3, 2006 at 11:30 am

There are in fact four screens at this theater. There is a main theater with a large screen and three smaller ones. Two located upstairs and to the right (south) and left (north) of the main screen located below. The fourth is located to the left (south) of the main screen, but on the same level. I’m from Crawford Nebraska and have grown up in this area. I’ve been there in the last week. If you have any questions or need anymore info. email me at
Justin Bosak

mikefrog1
mikefrog1 on July 18, 2006 at 2:59 pm

Hi,
I’m Mike Walker and I’m writing a book about classic operating movie theaters in the Midwest, called Cinemental Journeys. There is a nice picture of the Eagle theater here and we’d love to have permission to use it. Our goal is to help preserve movie theaters, and we plan to sell the book on consignment at theaters, letting them keep a significant portion of the profits. If you have a movie memory you would like to share, you can do so at www.moonbookstore.com
Thank you,
Mike Walker

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 12, 2005 at 7:20 am

A phone call to this theater will get you a recording stating that four movies are playing there this evening. All four have a start time of 7:15 PM. The movies are “Sky High”, “Wedding Crashers”, “Deuce Bigelow” and “Dukes of Hazzard”. I would assume that this theater now has four screens.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 12, 2005 at 3:27 am

The second mystery for this theater is the number of screens. A movie search for the Eagle Theater shows one movie playing there. Cinematour lists this theater as a twin. On a website belonging to someone that lives in Chadron, Nebraska there is the following comment: “The Eagle Theatre has 3 screens, the main one, which plays the newest movie. And the two side ones that play the older movies”. So, is it a single, a twin or a triplex? Anyone know the answer.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 11, 2005 at 3:48 pm

Ken….The Pace Theater is not the Eagle Theater. It was located at a different address on Main St. You might want to add the Pace Theater. Here is its history:

Old Pace Theater – 141 Main Street
“In the middle of the block between First and Second Streets, on the west side of Chadron’s Main Street, Jim Pace built a theater. The theater, known as the Old Pace Theater, was opened in 1916. It was made of gray concrete and had a seating capacity of 475.

A large stage was built on the west end of the building and a horseshoe-shaped balcony extended from the back of the hall, about two-thirds of the distance to the stage. Pace became the number-one booker of films and live entertainment in Chadron. Down’s Decorating is now located in the Old Pace Theater".

One mystery is cleared up.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 11, 2005 at 2:50 pm

Good question Ken. I don’t have much info on this theater other than it is still operating today. Here is a photo of the Eagle Theater. The building looks like it could seat 700.

KenRoe
KenRoe on August 11, 2005 at 2:49 pm

The Pace Theater is also listed in F.D.Y. editions for 1941 and 1943 with 700 seats. In the 1950 edition it is still the Pace Theater, Main Street, Chadron, NE (population;4,262) with a seating capacity of 799.