Dean Theater

711 N. Lincoln Avenue,
York, NE 68467

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Dean Theater

The Dean Theater opened in 1912 as a motion picture and vaudeville house and survived as a movie theater at least into the 1940’s. It now houses a hobby and home decorating store.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on March 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm

A recent article about the discovery of old movie posters in the rafters of the building that once was the Dean: View link

CSWalczak on March 14, 2010 at 3:59 am

It probably is; I was not able to find out much more than what is in the above article from any other online source.

CSWalczak on March 14, 2010 at 4:41 am

Here’s a picture of the Dean as it was in 1914: View link

You can also click on a thumbnail of a picture below this one to see what the building looks like today.

CharmaineZoe on May 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

In 1913 it could seat 430, with a stage that could accomodate a company of 15 to 20, with a box either side and plaster of paris decorations. In the basement there was a heating plant under the stage and it was being managed at that time by Messrs. Ballenger and Ballenger.

1913 photograph, when it was showing films of the horrendous floods and tornados that had recently occurred in Ohio etc

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