Crystal Theatre

102 N. Main Street,
Wayne, NE 68787

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Previously operated by: March Bros. Theaters Inc.

Functions: Bar

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The Crystal Theatre was opened on July 31, 1909. It is mentioned in a 1926 advertisement for Reproduco theatre organs. The Crystal Theatre was run by Marschoene Theatres Inc., Philip L. March, General Mgr. Marschoene Theatres was part of March Brothers Theaters Inc. of Vermillion, South Dakota. It was equipped with sound on February 20, 1931 with Buck Jones in “Shadow Ranch” being the first ‘talkie’ film screened. It was closed in 1939.

Today the White Dog Pub operates in the building.

Contributed by Will Dunklin

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dallasmovietheaters on November 1, 2021 at 6:14 pm

Prescott and Simon launched the Crystal Theatre on July 31, 1909 likely on a 30-year lease. Elmer E. Gailey took on the venue and created the Gay Theatre. Gailey added sound to the Crystal starting on February 20, 1931 with Buck Jones in the All-Talking, “Shadow Ranch.” Gailey closed the Crystal in 1939 leaving the local film business to his Gay Theatre.

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