Aksarben Cinema to open at site of former race track

posted by CSWalczak on October 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm

OMAHA, NB — The ten-screen Aksarben Cinema is scheduled to open around the first of December as part of a development which is located on the site of the former Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack and arena which were demolished in 2005. (It was built, by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, an Omaha philanthropic organization founded in 1895, to turn the fortunes of Omaha and Nebraska around; hence, Ak-Sar-Ben is Nebraska spelled backwards).

The multiplex will feature Dolby Digital and surround sound technologies, stadium seating and — if the Omaha City Council agrees — booze.

Unlike Midtown Crossing’s CineDine at Marcus Midtown Cinema, Aksarben Cinema won’t offer a dinner-during-the-movie experience. Instead, alcoholic drinks would be sold at the regular concession stands, said theater owner Bill Barstow.

There is more at Omaha.com.

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