Muse Theater

2405 Farnam Street,
Omaha, NE 68131

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Muse Theater

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I found the former Muse Theater on a theater organ list. An Estey organ was installed in the Muse Theater in 1919. The Muse Theater was demolished in the 1980’s.

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MidnightBlue
MidnightBlue on July 8, 2006 at 2:38 am

The Muse was built in 1916. After operating for some time as a movie house, it became an “adult” theater for a while in the 1970s, then sat vacant. A gentleman purchased it with the intent of refurbishing it into a Christian activity center, but sufficient funds never materialized. It was damaged by fire in the late 1990s and was then demolished. The site is now, of course, a parking lot.

jukingeo
jukingeo on July 8, 2006 at 3:13 am

It would be curious to see an earlier picture of this theatre. It could be just the picture that LOST MEMORY provided showing the theatre in it’s waning stages, but the facade on this one is hideous painted all black like that. Pretty scary looking. I wonder if the inside was just as ‘scary’ looking. Usually once these classic theatres become ‘adult’ houses, they are irrepairably destroyed. There is another hideous one that still stands in Worchester, MA…the Paris, also destroyed by becoming an adult house. I believe it will suffer the same fate as the Muse.

JG

beardbear31
beardbear31 on May 11, 2008 at 7:04 am

I believe it was painted black for a “Haunted Theater” thing they had there on halloween right before it was gutted by arson and then torn down

beardbear31
beardbear31 on July 30, 2009 at 5:25 am

the previous link is a 1985 photo, not 1967

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 18, 2010 at 2:03 am

The Muse was a grind house featuring exploitation movies by the mid-1960s, when it achieved its moment of glory (such as it was) by hosting the world premier of Cambist Films' release “Rent-A-Girl” on October 15, 1965. The upcoming event was duly noted in Boxoffice of October 11, lest any Omaha area subscriber miss out.

For anyone unfamiliar with Cambist Films, the Grindhouse Cinema Database provides this page about the company and a few of its lurid releases.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 12, 2012 at 9:43 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

histrebuff
histrebuff on September 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I remember on the west side of the Muse was Christian Noble Furs, which is now located in Regency Fashion Court. I was old enough to go to the Muse when it was open, but never did. People said so many negative comments since it was an adult theater. Though, I did work with someone who did janitorial work when the theater was closed. He said it was always a mess, especially the floor in the screen area. He didn’t go into much detail on what he meant and I don’t think he wanted to explain much further.

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