Koster's Theatre

Elm Street,
Niobrara, NE 68760

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Koster's Theatre

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1977 photos from Library of Congress indicate that Koster’s Theatre had been shuttered for quite some time. It was located on the north side of Elm Street. Further information will be useful here.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Here is one of those LOC photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

One of the LOC document scans says that the Koster Theatre was opened by Harry Koster in July, 1930, and that the house was renamed the Niobrara Theatre when he sold it in 1938.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Also, it should be noted that the entire town of Niobrara was moved to a new site farther from the Missouri River the year the photos were taken. The Niobrara Theatre was demolished along with everything else.

Niobrara was actually relocated twice. In 1882, the entire town was moved to a new site following a devastating flood. The second relocation, in 1977, was occasioned by a rising water table that flooded the town’s basements and damaged the infrastructure. The 1977 LOC photos and plans were made to document the town before it was demolished.

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