Stockyards Movies 8

3205 L Street,
Omaha, NE 68107

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Previously operated by: Cinemark, Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc., Starplex Cinemas

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Photo credit Erika Alvarado Barbosa.

Starplex Cinemas operates 215 screens in 24 theatres in ten states. Drastically discounted tickets. The Stockyards Movies 8 was opened by Cinemark on June 8, 1990. Later taken over by Starplex Cinemas. It was closed on February 26, 2010 and was demolished in April 2018.

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CTCrouch
CTCrouch on March 22, 2009 at 8:21 am

This theatre was originally a Cinemark and was later sold to Interstate Theatres (which merged with Starplex Cinemas). As the name implies, the theatre is located near a livestock processing center.

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on February 26, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Stockyard Movies 8 was closed on 2/26/10. The theatre will be razed and the lot utilized for commercial truck parking.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 27, 2010 at 1:33 am

There’s a small picture on this site: View link

Sandman1968
Sandman1968 on January 19, 2011 at 12:31 am

I was glad to see this one go. Used to love to go there in the 90’s, usually to see really good movies for a 2nd time. But they really let it go downhill. The last times I was there it smelled like urine and was in very bad disrepair.

TorstenAdair
TorstenAdair on January 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Eight $1 Theaters Stockyards Complex to Open Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Thursday, June 7, 1990

“Bands will play and searchlights will graze the skies over Omaha tonight when Cinemark USA opens an eight – screen, $1 movie house at 3205 L. St. near the stockyards.”

“Phil Zacheretti, promotions and marketing director for Cinemark USA, said the Dallas company owns more than 700 movie theaters nationwide.”

“Among the characteristics at the Movies 8 Stockyards, Zacheretti said, are: seats with extra leg room; aisle lighting; armrests with cup holders; a computerized ticket system; an art deco lobby; one theater with George Lucas' sophisticated stereo system called THX sound system.”

“Discount theaters run movies before they are put in video distribution, Zacheretti said. Some of the films may be only a few weeks from their original first runs at major chains. In the case of Omaha, the opening film menu includes ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ and ‘Miami Blues.’”

TheAtomicFox
TheAtomicFox on March 5, 2018 at 2:34 am

I saw this theater today and I took some pictures. It’s covered in graffiti and it’s surrounded by a fence. Sadly, it looks like the end is near for the building.

TheAtomicFox
TheAtomicFox on April 13, 2018 at 12:52 am

Currently being demolished.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 29, 2022 at 5:49 am

Grand opening ad posted.

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on November 30, 2022 at 2:09 am

Back in the summer 0f 2002, this theatre suffered a minor fire after hours. When informed of the fire, Interstate Theatre’s CEO commented “Why did they put it out?” Needless to say, the Stockyards 8 wasn’t exactly held in high regards during its' later years.

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