Rivoli Theatre

533 Main Street,
Seward, NE 68434

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 402.643.6195
Manager: 402.643.6195

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Rivoli Theatre

The 425-seat Rivoli Theatre was opened on May 3, 1920 with Doris May in “23 & half Hours' Leave”. It was twinned in 1979 with 231-seats in screen 1 and 70-seats in screen 2.

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kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, October 1947:

SEWARD, Neb.-E.J. Tilton, well known in midwest theater circles, has bought an interest in the Rivoli here and has taken over management of the house. Tilton has been Iowa-Nebraska manager for Selznick and Warner branch managers working out of Des Moines.

The Rivoli has been owned by Roy Lepovitz of Onawa, Iowa, and managed by his daughters Jean and Elizabeth for the last four years. Jean and Elizabeth are going home to Onawa to manage the two Lepovitz houses there. Their father intends to retire.

Chris1982 on November 5, 2014 at 6:28 am

The Rivoli has two screens. Websiste

dallasmovietheaters on September 2, 2021 at 4:13 am

H.T. Hayes launched the 425-seat Rivoli on May 3, 1920 with Doris May in “23 ½ Hours' Leave.” On May. 7, 1929, the theatre began showing talkies on June 7, 1929 with a Gus Van and Joe Schenck short and a partial talkie.

Owned and operated by the Wisehart family since 1979, the theatre was twinned with Theatre One holding 231 patrons and Theatre Two with 70 seats for 301 total capacity. It celebrated its 100th anniversary with a short parade. It was still going in the 2020s.

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