134 N. 13th Street,
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The former Stuart Theatre was built in the 1920’s for stage shows and movies.
In the 1970’s, the theatre’s operator installed carpeting, lowered the ceilings, and covered up all of the ornamentation.
The theatre later closed and lay dormant for years.
In December 2001, the new owners peeled away the carpeting and found the original marble floors. The lowered ceiling revealed beautiful chandeliers and behind all of the walls were terrific murals, trim and ornmamentation.
The owners have now built a full-service kitchen and bar and installed tables and seating.
Today, the Rococo Theatre features concerts (opening night – Blues Traveller) and classic films nearly every night.
Lincoln is just off I-80 and this is an extremely worthwhile stop for anyone facing that long drive across Nebraska.
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