Sky Twin Theatre

1102 C Street,
Schuyler, NE 68661

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Sky Twin Theatre

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The Sky Theatre opened as a single screen in 1948, with 600 seats. It was later twinned. It has been closed for some time and is in deplorable condition. Any further info on the Sky would be appreciated.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 25, 2009 at 8:22 pm

The July 3, 1948, issue of Boxoffice said that construction had begun in Schuyler for a new theater for E.G. Gannon. Gannon had become the operator of the Avalon Theatre at Schuyler in 1945.
Boxoffice mentioned the recent opening of the 600-seat Sky Theatre at Schuyler in its issue of November 20, 1948. E.G. Gannon reported an overflow crowd for the opening movie, Northwest Stampede.

The October 7, 1950, issue of Boxoffice reported that Edward Gannon had died suddenly. After that, the Sky Theater was operated by his son, Reggie Gannon. The February 14, 1954, issue said that Reggie Gannon had bought the rival Colfax Theatre, which he planned to close. He operated the Sky until 1962, when the June 11 issue of Boxoffice reported that he was moving to Arizona and that Don Johnson of Lynch, Nebraska, would take over the Sky Theatre.

The November 22, 1965 issue of Boxoffice said that Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson had sold their Lynn and Boyd Theatres in Lynch, Nebraska, and would move to Schuyler to operate their Sky Theatre which had lately been under the management of Don Johnson’s brother.

The August 5, 1968, Boxoffice said that Don Johnson was planning an extensive remodeling job at his Sky Theatre. There’s no mention of twinning at this time, though.

The February 12, 1979, issue of Boxoffice reported that the Chicago Used Chair Mart had finished a chair renovation project at the Sky Theatre in Schuyler. The house was still being operated by Johnson Theatres. That’s the most recent mention of the Sky I’ve been able to find.

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