Corby Theatre

2805 N. 16th Street,
Omaha, NE 68110

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Corby Theatre

The Corby Theatre was opened in 1926, with seating listed at 600. The theatre closed during the mid-1950’s and has been used as a salvage business.

Contributed by Chuck

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cmartens54 on August 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm

The building was not demolished; for years, until recently, it was a salvage bursiness – Norton and Sons. Remnants of the lobby were still in existence as was the stage and the sloping floor. The manager’s office, on the north end of the west (street) side has the original paneling and chandelier.

OmahaNorth on October 28, 2009 at 8:38 am

Chuck, I am a teacher from Omaha North High Magnet School, which is located near the Corby. My Civil Engineering and Architecture students are having problems finding information. If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 4, 2012 at 1:35 am

The January 7, 1926, issue of The Film Daily said that a new theater was to be built at 16th and Corby Streets in Omaha. The November 19, 1926, issue of the same publication said that Sam and Louis Epstein had purchased the recently-completed Corby Theatre from its builder, Alexander Beck. This item gave the location as 15th and Corby Streets. From Street View, it looks like the theater building occupies the entire block along Corby Street from 15th Avenue to 16th Street.

This PDF from the fall, 2008, issue of newsletter Landmark News has a small photo of the Corby Theatre which appears to have been taken in the 1930s. The building is little changed in appearance since then, but the satellite view shows that the roof is in poor condition. This building might still be saved, but if the roof has not yet been repaired it will have to be done soon.

Curtis Cooper
Curtis Cooper on February 17, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Theatre has not been demolished. Was “heart-bombed” for 2015 Valentine’s Day by Restoration Exchange Omaha to bring attention to its plight.

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