Bison Theatre

320 Norris Avenue,
McCook, NE 69001

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MASONIC TEMPLE (FOX, TEMPLE, BISON) Theatre; McCook, Nebraska.

The 1,000-seat Fox Temple Theatre was listed as (Closed) in the 1941 and 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook. It was destroyed by fire in December 1948. By 1950, it had reopened as the Temple Theatre. Renovations were carried out later in 1950 by architect Charles D. Strong, and it was renamed Bison Theatre. This large theatre is located on Main Street (today renamed George Norris Avenue) at the corner of West C Street.

The building still stands today, I believe in use as a Masonic Lodge.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

The way I see it the address is near the corner of West C Street NOT West D Street??


1930 Wasco Corporation (Fox)?
1935-1945 Fox Midwest Theaters Corporation?
1950-1955 Fox Intermountain?

Anyone have more info or photos?

MichaelKilgore on November 19, 2019 at 8:13 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Dec. 25, 1948: “The Temple theatre, McCook, Neb., was destroyed by fire.”

MichaelKilgore on November 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Jan. 8, 1955: “Fox Intermountain Theatres sold 650-seat Bison, McCook, Neb., and 850-seat Paramount, Cheyenne, Wyo., to Carlin Smith.”

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