Sun Theatre

404 10th Street,
Gothenburg, NE 69138

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Sun Theatre

Built as an Opera House in 1909. It became a movie theatre in 1917 when it was renamed Sun Theatre.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

From Gothenburg photos of the Sun Theater Here and Here taken in 2010.

adamghost on July 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Not only open, but in wonderful repair, fresh paint and a snazzy marquee. Nice!

rivest266 on August 11, 2013 at 8:35 am

Official website at

Gothenburgsuntheatre on March 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Many updates at the Sun Theatre in the past few years. Digital projector with 7.1 Dolby surround sound, ultra-bright screen, all new curtains & acoustical wall curtains, refinished wood floors, new carpet & comfortable new seats(260). Also have live stage productions several times a year.

Chris1982 on October 31, 2014 at 3:03 am

The Sun Theatre was listed as open in 1931 with 400 seats and now seats 260.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

The “History” page of the Sun Theatre’s official web site says the theater was built as an opera house in 1909 and became a movie house in 1926. However, there is this item from the December 27, 1917, issue of Exhibitors Herald:

“Gothenburg, Neb. — Gothenburg’s new Sun Theatre, a motion picture house, was opened to the public recently. Between 1,500 and 2,000 people witnessed the two performances on opening day. Nate Desky of Brush, Colo., is owner.”
That 1917 is when the Opera House was converted into a movie theater called the Sun is confirmed by this notice from the July 21, 1917, issue of The American Contractor:
“Gothenburg, Nebr. — Opera House (rem.): $2,500. 2 sty. 50x92. Archt. Victor F. Beck, North Platte, Nebr. Owner Nat. Desky, Brush, Colo. Taking bids.”

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