Norfolk Community Theatre

120 S. 3rd Street,
Norfolk, NE 68701

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Previously operated by: CEC Theatres, Central States Theatres Corp, Paramount Picture Theatres Ltd.

Architects: Elbert B. Watson

Functions: Community Arts Center, Live Theatre

Previous Names: Grand Theatre, Rialto Theatre, Cinema, Cinema II, Cinema III

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 402.844.7360

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Originally opened as the Grand Theatre in January 13, 1921. it was equipped with a Robert Morton theatre pipe organ. The Cinema III was part of the Central States Theatre Chain. CEC took over the Central States Theatres and the Cinema III closed in 2002 when CEC added three screens to the Kings 4.

It now operates as the Norfolk Community Theatre, and the building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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kencmcintyre on November 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm

According to this September 2007 newsletter, the Cinema III is being converted to a community theater:

TheGrand on April 10, 2010 at 1:13 am

Yes, the Norfolk Community Theater is now the owner of this once grand theater, originally called The Grand. It was later known as The Rialto, The Cinema, and The Cinema III. Renamed The Grand, renovation work has begun, including removal of the false facade which has revealed the original facade. View link

dallasmovietheaters on May 23, 2021 at 8:36 am

The Grand Theatre was built in 1920 launching for Dan Craven on January 13, 1921. A Robert Morgan pipe organ was installed four months later. The Grand installed sound to stay viable. The New Grand Theatre relaunched March 24, 1935 with Will Rogers in “Life Begins at 40.” Paramount Publix held the lease of the theater briefly before selling it. When the Rialto closed, its name was apparently then moved to the Grand.

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