Fox Theatre

1120 Illinois Street,
Sidney, NE 69162

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Previously operated by: Fox Inter-Mountain Theaters Inc.

Architects: Mel C. Glatz, Charles Dunwoody Strong

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Quonset Hut, Rustic

Previous Names: Fox Twin

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 308.254.3328
Manager: 308.254.3328

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FOX Theatre; Sidney, Nebraska.

The Fox Theatre, located on Illinois Street at 11th Street in downtown Sidney, originally opened as a single-screen 950-seat theatre on October 16, 1951 as a replacement to the earlier U.S.A/Fox Theatre along the street (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The opening movie was “Betty Grable in "Meet Me After the Show” plus a personal appearance of Rex Allen. It was built for Fox Intermountain Amusement Corp. and the architect was C.D. Strong, and the designer Mel C. Glatz. It was a Quonset Hut style building, with a Rustic style decoration. All seating was on a single level. An unusual feature was the projection box, located above the concession stand, which had large windows allowing people to see directly into the booth.

It is today a twin and shows first-run films.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2010 at 2:17 am

Boxoffice of October 27, 1951, said that cowboy star Rex Allen had been the top personal attraction at the recent opening of the new Fox Theatre in Sidney.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm

From 2010 a photo of the Fox Theatre in Sidney.

larrygoldsmith on September 7, 2010 at 12:35 am

It would appear that their marquee is long over due for lighting and neon replacement.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 13, 2011 at 3:31 am

There are photos of the front and the auditorium of the Fox Theatre in Boxoffice, October 23, 1954. Fox Intermountain’s in-house architect of the time, Mel C. Glatz, designed the theater.

MichaelKilgore on November 30, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Boxoffice, Feb. 11, 1974: “Paul Cory has taken over the operation of the Fox Theatre, Sidney, Neb. … (he) also operates the Fox, Center and Starlite Drive-In in Sterling.”

dallasmovietheaters on September 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

A spectacular opening for the New Fox Theatre was held on October 16, 1951 with Betty Grable in “Meet Me After The Show" supported by a live appearance by Rex Allen and a Goofy cartoon, “Get Rich Quick.”

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