Bluffs Theatre

1621 Broadway,
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

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Bluffs Theater ... Scottsbluff Nebraska

Opened as the Queen Theatre in 1915, It was soon renamed Orpheum Theatre. The Orpheum Theatre was operating prior to 1919 when it was re-named Bluffs Theatre. It closed in 1985.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 16, 2010 at 9:30 am



Building now has a flase front.

Open 1940-1985?


1945-1961 Gibraltar Enterprises, Inc.?

1964 Mr. Ostenberd?

1964-1985 Commonwealth Theaters Inc. of Kansas City, Mo.? At one time they had 111 theaters in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Need more info and photos.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 7, 2010 at 6:54 pm

From 2010 a photo of the Bluffs Theater building in Scottsbluff.

Chris1982 on November 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

Listed as open in 1937 with 578 seats.

dallasmovietheaters on January 1, 2016 at 9:28 pm

William Ostenberg bought the Orpheum in January of 1919 and – under his of the Midwest Amusement and Realty Company circuit – renamed it the Bluffs Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

This article about the Platte Valley’s theater history, from the January 3, 2016, issue of the Scottsbluff Star-Herald says that this house opened in 1915 as the Queen Theatre and was renamed the Orpheum a few months later.

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