Aksarben Cinema

2110 S. 67th Street,
Omaha, NE 68106

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CSWalczak on October 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Pictures of the theater complex can be seen here and within this slideshow.

Aksarben is Nebraska spelled backwards; the theater was built as part of the Aksarben Village, a development that is located on the site of the former Ak-sar-ben Coliseum and racetrack. Those facilities were built in the 1920’s by the Knights of Ak-Sar-ben, a civic and philanthropic organization, originally formed to “turn Nebraska around.” More about the Knights and the history of the site can be read here and here.

An article about the opening of theater can be found here.