Fox Westroads

102nd Street and W. Dodge Road,
Omaha, NE 68114

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Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on November 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I Might have a Photo for ya Modanco.I have to scan it first.

modanco
modanco on September 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

My wife worked at the Fox Westroads when it first opened. She worked on Opening Night. Does anyone out there have any kind of ads (in addition to the ones shown on this site) or memorabilia that they could copy and forward to me? Respond here and I’ll contact you. Thanks.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on August 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

@tinseltoes. Omg what a find. thanks for posting!!

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on January 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Well it looks like Dick’s Sporting goods took up the area where the Fox and Six West were. Thanks for the info.

TorstenAdair
TorstenAdair on January 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Westroads 8

245 and 264 Boston Mall, Westroads shopping center, 102nd Street and West Dodge Road, 397 – 6666. Eight screens, with six in one cluster with indoor entrances and two in another cluster with outdoor entrances. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $3.25 for students with an AMC Theaters discount card, $2 for those younger than 14 or older than 54. Matinees daily. Midnight movies on Friday and Saturday nights."

TorstenAdair
TorstenAdair on January 30, 2012 at 9:14 am

The Fox theaters were just north of JCPenney’s, where Dick’s Sporting Goods is now located. The Fox entrance was outside, and screens exited to the parking lot to the east, just north of Penney’s. To the west of Fox was the mall entrance, Boston Mall, which led to the Six West box office. Later, a small store was built north of AMC, housing a magic store and later selling t-shirts.

The Boston Mall hallway was AMC on the west, Fox and Penney’s on the east, and thus had nothing to see until you turned the corner, where Read All About It and Waldenbooks were located.

I saw the first Midnight premiere, Batman, there, as well as my first R-rated movie (The Fly). I also trekked through a snowstorm to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast early Saturday morning. It had a newsreel!

Mann operated lots of theaters throughout Omaha, most of them a bit worn… I think most became 99-cent theaters before the discount chains moved in. (At one point, half of the screens in Omaha were discounted.)

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on January 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Found some info on the Fox Theater.

Fox AKA: Westroads 2 Westroads shopping centre November 16th, 1967-December 1983 Owners:1969-1973 Fox Intermountain 1973-1980 Mann Twinned on May 27th, 1977 (AMC built the world’s first 6-screencinema in the mall 15 months later)

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on January 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Interesting. thanks for the info. I have been trying to find More pics. I can not find any of the Fox. I had someone try to Show me where the Sixwest Entrance was inside the mall. But She sorta got confused with the changes the mall has done. She said something about a hallway along JC penny and Sixwest was basiclly a hole in the wall.

rloeffler
rloeffler on January 7, 2012 at 10:34 am

They were in the same building. In fact they were butted up against each other. The six screen theater had an inside entrance about 50 feet inside. The twin had its own separate outside entrance about 20 feet to the right of the mall entrance to the other.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on January 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Found this info today. Fox Midwest theater 264 Boston mall in a 1970 Phone book.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on January 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

So amc and Fox was in the same building? I was told you could get into Amc from inside the mall and Fox from only outside.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on January 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Thanks Rioeffler for the info.

rloeffler
rloeffler on January 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Yes, Rave is in the mall, on the north exterior side where Younkers used to be. The Fox theater used to be on the northwest corner,just north of where J. C. Penny is (and has been all these years). It (and AMC) was torn down around 2003, and a Dick’s Sporting Goods Store is in its place.

 As for AMC now, it is a 24 screen behemoth just east of Oak View Mall, southeast of 144 & Center. Not at 
                

Westroads.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on December 28, 2011 at 12:03 am

Joelweide. Rave is where Younkers use to be. It is on the mall Property, But you can only get in from Outside. Rave is on the north side of the mall. Dicks Sporting goods is right next to it.

Sirdrummer007
Sirdrummer007 on December 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Where was the Fox theater in Westroads? Someone told me right next to the Now Food court. Another told me next to Younkers. When was the Fox theater torn down?

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on December 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

rivest226 do you know where Rave’s Westroads 14 is located at? Is in on the mall property or in an adjacent location? What about AMC as well? Thanks!!!

rivest266
rivest266 on December 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Also it was twinned on May 27th, 1977. The price they had to pay is they didn’t get Star Wars.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on December 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Interesting! The plot thickens! Thanks for the information! Mann must have sold the Fox directly to AMC and was not apart of the Dickinson deal. Thanks again!!!

rivest266
rivest266 on December 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Had a look, AMC took it over in December 1983 and renamed it Westroads 2. Later on, the Six West was renamed Westroads 6. Dickinson never placed its name in the newspaper ads for the Fox.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on December 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thanks for that information ‘rivest266’. I knew that Dickinson did not operate the theatre for any length of time, probably under 8 months if that long.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Around 1984 this theatre was taken over by AMC and renamed Westroads 2 and the Six West renamed Westroads 6

rivest266
rivest266 on December 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Grand opening ad from November 12th, 1967 has been posted here.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on September 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I worked in the district office for Mann which included this theatre. The theatre was located in the Westroads shopping center. Unfortunately someone in the Los Angeles office did not sign an exclusive lease at the time this theatre was built and AMC later went in the mall, literally around the corner and opened a six screen complex. When Dickinson purchased Manns' interests in the midwest they operated the Fox Westroads only for a short time before selling it to AMC.

rloeffler
rloeffler on September 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

This theater’s address was 10000 California St. Omaha Ne 68114.

William
William on April 25, 2010 at 11:36 am

The cinema processor was a Dolby CP-50 model.