Q-Cinema 9

5505 S. 120th Street,
Omaha, NE 68157

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Previously operated by: Douglas Theaters

Previous Names: Q-Cinema Twin, Q-Cinema 4

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Q-Cinema 9

At the time the Q-Cinema Twin was opened on June 28, 1972, Douglas Theatres were operating 109 screens in nine theatres in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. The twin theatre had seating for 280 & 380. It was later expanded to become the Q-Cinema 4. In 1982 it became the Q-Cinema 6 and in 1989 became the Q-Cinema 9.

It was closed in 2008 and had been demolished by 2009 for apartments.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

cmartens54 on August 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm

In a buy-out of most of the theatres owned by Douglas Theatres by Marcus Theatres in 2008, this theatre was closed and is not allowed to be operated as theaters.

rivest266 on December 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

This opened on June 28th, 1972. I posted an pre-grand opening ad here.

rivest266 on December 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

It is called Q cinema not O.
This entry needs to be fixed.

TorstenAdair on January 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Theater Houses ‘Round Town Omaha World-Herald (NE) – Sunday, June 16, 1985

“Q Cinema 6

5505 S. 120th St., 895 – 4686. Six screens. Tickets are $2 for showings that start before 6 p.m., otherwise $3.75 except $2 for those younger than 13 or older than 64. Matinees on weekends and major holidays, and during summer and winter school vacations."

AstroRobin on October 15, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Man, used to go to this theater a LOT as a kid. It was pretty much the only game in the area until the AMC 24 opened, if I recall. I remember, not that long ago, my sister and I went to see Jackass 2 here, and boy, the place was a DUMP! The floors were sticky, seats were worn and torn, and the employees clearly did not want to be in that relative ghost town. Few months later, the announced it was to close, and it was quickly razed into a parking lot. How times change…

MSC77 on December 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm

In what year did this get renovated into its final configuration of nine screens?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 11, 2022 at 3:58 pm

The intention of Douglas Theatres to build what would become the Q Cinema 4 was announced in the June 21, 1971 issue of Boxoffice. The original plans, by Omaha architectural firm Wilscam & Mullins, called for a total of 1320 seats, with two auditoriums of 280 seats and two auditoriums of 380 seats each. The first phase of a projected 3-phase shopping center, also owned by Douglas Theatres, would be built at the same time as the cinemas. As noted in an earlier comment by rivest266, the theaters opened on June 28, 1972.

A January 16, 2009 article in the Omaha World-Herald about the demise of the theaters said that the house had become the Q Cinema 6 in 1982 and the Q Cinema 9 in 1989.

rivest266 on November 5, 2022 at 2:49 pm

Demolished by 2009 for apartments. Aerial photo uploaded.

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