84th & Center Drive-In

3101 S. 84th Street,
Omaha, NE 68124

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Previously operated by: Douglas Theaters

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84th & Center Drive-In

This mid-town drive-in had a capacity for 600 cars and was operated by R. Brehm and Douglas Theaters. It was opened on July 1, 1953.

A strip mall is now located on the site.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

jwmovies on October 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

The above address is incorrect.

The address for this drive-in was 3101 S. 84th St.

Please update.

Chris1982 on November 3, 2014 at 3:20 am

That address couldn’t be right. The drive-in was located at 84th & Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124 That is why it was called the 84th & Ceneter Drive-In.

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Drive-In 54 on November 3, 2014 at 7:11 am

That is the correct address for the DI. It could be 84th & Spring St. also. I think it was opened in 1957. The DI was not exactly at the intersection. When it was built maybe the drive-in was the only thing at the location.

davidcoppock on October 30, 2018 at 1:43 am

Also had an indoor theatre on the site(name unknown?), (Possibly also demolished?).

dallasmovietheaters on September 2, 2021 at 11:14 am

A 1953 article says that the theatre had three different towers within its opening month. The first blew down in a major storm just hours after its grand opening on July 1st. The second screen was being installed when it was destroyed by a second storm. The third tower was installed in time for the Center’s grand reopening on July 12, 1953 - marking three screens for two nights of operation. Something of a record for a one-screen drive-in.

rivest266 on November 28, 2022 at 9:13 pm

Grand opening ads posted. This was the first location for Douglas theatre, which did not go well.

Douglas Theatres history Douglas Theatres history 10 Nov 1996, Sun Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska) Newspapers.com

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