Gateway Theatre

136 S. 4th Street,
Albion, NE 68620

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Functions: Movies (Second Run)

Previous Names: Keith Theatre, Rex Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 402.395.3394

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Gateway Theatre

Originally opened in 1911 as the Keith Theatre. By 1914 it had been renamed Rex Theatre. The theatre has been renamed the Gateway Theatre after The Gateway Youth Foundation which purchased the shuttered movie house in January 2002 for $35,000.

The Albion, Nebraska theater underwent a year of restorations completed by students and members of the Gateway Youth Foundation. The 269-seat movie house reopened in May 2002.

The restoration project included gutting the interior, repainting the facade and the auditorium’s walls, and cleaning the existing seats. New carpet and tile was also installed.

Other touches included a new projector and the installation of digital sound.

The Gateway is Albion’s only movie theater.

Contributed by Cinema Treasures

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

ksup34 on November 21, 2004 at 10:18 pm

If you would like to see pictures of the Gateway Theatre, go to View link

kencmcintyre on March 17, 2006 at 5:15 pm

Here is an article concerning the restoration efforts in 2002:

Chris1982 on October 24, 2014 at 12:59 am

Out of curiosity was this theatre known as the Rex Theatre from the mid-1920’s through the 1980’s. There is a Rex Theatre listed for the same address as the Gateway through those years.

Trolleyguy on July 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm

No website. Movie listings on Facebook page. Phone#: 402-395-3394 Function: Movies-second run. Only open on weekends.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2018 at 2:52 pm

The Rex was one of two movie theaters listed at Albion in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. The other theater was called the Lyric.

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