Empress Theater

419 North Main Street,
Fremont, NE 68025

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Empress Theater

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The Empress Theater dates back to 1913. The building became a beauty salon. In 2016 it was a health food store and café.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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kencmcintyre on March 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Here is a close shot of the marquee:

TLSLOEWS on March 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Good Marquee shot Ken Mc.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 27, 2014 at 9:13 pm

The NRHP registration form for the Fremont Historic Commercial District says that the Empress Theatre was built in 1913 as a vaudeville and moving picture house.

Given the name and the timing, there’s a high probability that this theater was built for the Sullivan & Considine circuit.

Here is a 1949 photo of the Empress Theatre.

tjcav2363 on August 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm

I thought I’d add an update regarding the Empress Theater. My husband and I are the new owners of the Harvest Health and Coffee which is currently in the Empress Theater you see in the picture above. We have renamed the health store from Harvest Health and Coffee to honor the old Empress Theater to the Empress Health and more. We are also refurbishing the theater sign and adding new lights. So exciting and we just love being in the old theater, even the balcony is still there!

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