World Theatre

2318 Central Avenue,
Kearney, NE 68847

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Chris1982 on September 14, 2014 at 1:45 am

At one time Kearney, Nebraska had not one but two theaters in town. Unfortunately only one is currently showing films. The World Theatre opened in 1930 but closed in 2008. A not-for-profit group has reopened it for weekend screenings of select films. I like the clever theme for their fundraising campaign, “Save The World.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Arcadia Publishing Company has an entire book devoted to the World Theatre, part of its “Images of America” series.

The World opened on November 14, 1927. The opening program included vaudeville acts, the feature film Adam and Evil, and an Our Gang comedy short. There was also music from the theater’s Marr & Colton organ. The theater was designed by architect James T. Allen, who had designed the Roseland Theatre in Omaha a few years earlier.

The recent renovation of the World Theatre was designed by architect Philip Cudaback of Lahaina Architects.

Driveintheatre2001 on January 17, 2012 at 6:49 am

Chuck1231. Correction on the Link.. The World Theatre website shows to be opening June of 2012.. Great news!!

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drivein2001 on February 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm

A photo I took back in Nov of 2007. View link .. And GOOD News! The WORLD Theatre is being renovated to be Re-Opened! Go here to learn more..
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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm

From 2010 photos of the World Theatre in Kearney. [Please click thumbnails for larger view].