Gayety Theatre

Bridge Street,
Arcadia, NE 68816

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Opened as the Electric Theatre in the mid-1920’s, renamed the Rialto Theatre in 1937 and the Gayety Theatre in 1940. The theatre seated 259 and was no longer listed as open in 1956.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 26, 2014 at 12:50 am

The Electric Theatre, Arcadia, Nebraska, operated by P. E. Doe, was mentioned in the April 7, 1923, issue of Exhibitors Herald. Doe later had several capsule movie reviews published in the magazine’s “What the Picture Did For Me” feature, including this one from the May 26 issue:

“Stormy Run At Arcadia

“THE STORM, with House Peters. — An extra fine picture, but I advertised strong on it and brought an honest-to-goodness storm — a blizzard, the Saturday I had it booked in March, so didn’t make anything on it.

“Universal very kindly returned it for one night and that time it brought a big rain storm, which kept the crowd away.

“Now all the farmers want me to get it during the dry spell we usually have in July. Best forest fire scene in this I ever saw.

“P. E. DOE,

“Electric theatre, Arcadia, Neb.”

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