Imperial Theatre

607 Broadway,
Imperial, NE 69033

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STAR (IMPERIAL) Theatre; Imperial, Nebraska.

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The Imperial Theatre is owned and operated by the City of Imperial. The projectionist is the only paid employee, the rest of the staff are volunteers. Movies are played on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The theatre is also available for recitals, and live performances.

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on August 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

This theatre was open prior to 1925 as the Imperial Theatre. It became the Star Theatre in the late-1930’s and reverted back to the Imperial in the late-1950’s. It should have an AKA Star Theatre. The Imperial has made the transition to digital projection and continues to feature first run attractions on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 27, 2014 at 7:48 am

The April 2, 1959, issue of Motion Picture Daily reported that W. Kinder, owner of the Star Theatre in Imperial, Nebraska, had affiliated his house with Allied Rocky Mountain Independent Theatres, Inc.. The move must not have helped business enough, as the Star soon closed. But the October 5, 1960, issue of the same journal reported that the theater had been re-opened under new management:

“Merchants Find Theatre Aids Their Businesses

“Special to THE DAILY

“IMPERIAL, Neb., Oct 4. – The importance of a theatre to a small town is illustrated by the re-opening of the Star Theatre here.

“All merchants in the small community experienced a slump in business when the Star shuttered several months ago.

“Merchants organized the Imperial Businessmens Association and raised sufficient funds to reopen the theatre. Newton Lippitt is acting as manager.”

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