Center Theater

3504 Center Street,
Omaha, NE 68105

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Center Theater, Omaha, NE

The Center Theater was opened on March 15, 1951. From 1974 until 1993, this was the home of The Emmy Gifford Children’s Theater. In 1993, they changed their name to the Omaha Theater Company and moved to the former Astro Theater, which is now known as The Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center.

The Gifford installed reclining seats in this theater. The crenelation ornamentation appears to have been added by the company.

According to Google Maps, it currently houses Collector’s Choice, an estate/consignment sales service.

Contributed by Torsten Adair

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Sirdrummer007 on November 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Just passed this theatre the other day. Told my wife that has to be a theatre at one time.Came here and found out i was right.

rivest266 on August 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

This opened on March 14th, 1951 and the listings in the paper stopped in 1981. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

histrebuff on September 14, 2013 at 1:18 am

Lots of memories of this theater from the 70’s. The Poseidon Adventure, American Graffiti, etc. I believe the owner was the man who took the tickets. He wore a red blazer, white shirt, & black bow tie. He was the nicest man, treated customers like royalty. Something no one does these days.

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