Isis Theatre

139 W. 13th Street,
Crete, NE 68333

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The Isis Theatre opened in 1926, with a seating capacity for 400.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Seating in 1955 was 400.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 5, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Opening night was February 25, 1926. Current seating is 300. Here is a link for the Isis website.

FanThomoftheTheatre on July 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm

First building in the region (several states) to have Air Conditioning. It was also built for sound movies before they were being produced. (Jazz Singer, 1927). Contractor who prompted the owner of another movie theatre in Crete to build a grand movie palace, worked in Hollywood building sets in the 1920’s, but when his wife became pregnant, they moved back to Nebraska where he put his knowledge of the movie business to use.

FanThomoftheTheatre on July 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm

This is an old building and it needs help, but I’m working on it! I’ve visited the Egyptian Theatre in Dekalb IL and Perry’s Egyptian Theatre in Odgen Utah for inspiration.

Patsy on September 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm

First learned of this theatre while reading about a theatre in Etowah TN….the Gem. The article about the Isis was in the Knoxville Sentinel. Love the art deco interior!

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