Cooper 70

14th and Douglas,
Omaha, NE

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Moon Theatre, Omaha NB in 1920

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The Cooper 70 Theater was located on the east half of the same block where the Rialto Theater sat, at 15th/14th and Douglas Streets.The Cooper 70 Theater was originally called the Moon. Although as the Cooper it was a movie house, during most of its history (as the Moon) this theater was Omaha’s bastion of bump (burlesque).

It was radically remodelled in the late 1950s. In its incarnation as the Cooper its architecture was similar to the Indian Hills (now demolished) out on West Dodge Road. The Moon/Cooper was demolished in 1974.

Contributed by Ivan Steinke

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beardbear31 on January 17, 2007 at 6:44 pm

lost memory, yes this was the same theater, although when the Indian Hills was built the Cinerama projectors were moved from the Cooper to there.

kencmcintyre on February 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

An article in the Lincoln Star gives the demolition date as 12/12/75.

rivest266 on December 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Posted the Moon ad from August 31st, 1919 and Cooper 70 ads.

dallasmovietheaters on January 10, 2016 at 6:30 am

Architected by Harry Lawrie of Mendelssohn, Fisher and Lawrie

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