Cinema Center Complex

2828 S. 82nd Avenue,
Omaha, NE 68124

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Previously operated by: Douglas Theaters

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Cinema Center

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Manager: 402.397.2140

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Cinema Center Complex

The Cinema Center was opened on December 22, 1967 with a single screen theatre that seated 650 people and featured a 60 foot screen.

On June 29, 1969 a second screen was added. From June 11, 1976 a third screen was added and on June 18, 1976 a fourth screen opened. By June 1985, four other auditoriums were added around the theatre’s original screen.

After Omaha’s Indian Hills Theatre closed, the original screen of the Cinema Center Complex became the largest screen in Omaha, Nebraska. Operated by Douglas Theatres as a first run theatre, in January 2009, the Cinema Center Complex closed, to be turned into offices. In 2015 it was converted for use by a gun club.

Contributed by Bruce Crawford

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

Bruce on February 15, 2001 at 7:35 pm

The Cinema Center theater has hosted 4 of my 10 film tributes here in Omaha Ne. PSYCHO with actress Janet Leigh attending was the first event I held there in 1994.Miss Leighs'daughter Kelly Curtis, saw PSYCHO for the first time at this event! GONE WITH THE WIND with actress Ann Rutherford (Careen O'Hara in the film) and a contingent of Civil War re enactors was the second event held there. MR.SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, with Producer Frank Capra Jr. attending, was a salute to legendary director Frank Capra. PATTON was attended by the grandson of Gen.Patton, and was the first time the family had ever attended an event for that film! Go to my web site to see photos from these and other events I have produced in Omaha Ne. that have attained international attention.

beardbear31 on July 31, 2006 at 3:22 pm

A photo of the Cinema Center marquee can be found here View link

rivest266 on December 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

This opened on December 23rd 1967. 2 screens on June 29th, 1969 3 screens on June 11th, 1976 4 screens on June 18th, 1976

the 1967, 1969 and 1976 grand openings ad has been uploaded here.

TorstenAdair on January 31, 2012 at 11:25 am

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

“Cinema Center

2828 S. 82nd Ave., 397 – 3554. Eight 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."

[Listed under “Southwest Omaha”!]

IHTCentrum on May 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

and now…it’s going to become a Gun Club! On April 30, 2015 it was announced that the Cinema Center Theater would be converted to a gun club. It’s so sad to see it go, but, at least it wasn’t demolished for a parking lot!!

MSC77 on October 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm

A chronology of Omaha’s 70mm presentation history has recently been published. The Cinema Center is mentioned numerous times.

rivest266 on November 30, 2022 at 11:50 am

Slight Correction: opened December 22nd, 1967

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