Prairie Theater

208 N. Spruce Street,
Ogallala, NE 69153

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Prairie Theater...Ogallala Nebraska

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The Prairie Theater was built in the 1930’s.

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kencmcintyre on February 15, 2007 at 2:54 pm

Close call in December 1974:

30 Escape Blaze At Ogallala Hotel

Ogallala, (UPI)-A fire swept through the Dutchess Hotel in downtown Ogallala early Monday forcing the evacuation of an estimated 30 persons and leaving two hospitalized from smoke inhalation. The three-alarm blaze raged out of control for more than five hours as an estimated 60 firefighters from Ogallala, Brule and Grant waited until daybreak to enter the burning four-story structure. Firemen poured gallons of water onto the burning corner building and prevented the blaze from spreading significantly to two businesses to the north, the Prairie movie theater and Vivian’s Fashionette.
Authorities said the fire broke out in the hotel basement in the furnace area about 3 a.m.

Firemen, who entered the structure at daybreak, said three floors on the north side of the hotel, in addition to the north half of the roof, collapsed as smoke and flames continued to billow from the building. Firemen were standing on the roof of the movie theater in 15-degree temperatures spraying water on the hotel. The hotel building housed the Continental Trailways bus depot, a hobby shop in the basement, the Merle Norman cosmetic studio and Crook’s Shoe Service.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

From 2010 a photo of the PrairieTheater in Ogallala.

Trolleyguy on December 23, 2012 at 7:42 am

From the listings on the website and the pictures on the marquee, this theater seems to be a twin screen.

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