Plaza 4 Theatres

201 N. 12th Street,
Lincoln, NE 68508

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp., Cooper Foundation, Douglas Theaters

Previous Names: Plaza Theatres

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Plaza 4 Theatres

Opened by Cooper Theatres April 19, 1973. This was the site of Cooper’s first 4-plex. They built this theatre rather than renew their least on the Stuart Theatre. Their offices were located above the theatre in the office section of the building. When it first opened it was simply called the Plaza Theatres. Later operated by Douglas Theatres. It was closed November 19, 2004.

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DAL on August 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I believe the Plaza 4 opened in 1972, because it was already open when I moved to Lincoln in August, 1973. Downtown Lincoln at that time had the Plaza 4, Douglas 3, Cinema 2, Stuart, State, Hollywood & Vine 2 (where I worked), and the Embassy (porn house). The only other indoor houses were the Cooper/Lincoln on East O Street, and the Joyo in Havelock (far northeast Lincoln). There were two drive-ins, single-screeners on either end of O Street. Three theatre circuits were headquartered in Lincoln at the time: Cooper Foundation, Douglas Theatres, and Dubinsky Theatres.

CSWalczak on August 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm

There are two pictures at this theater’s entry at CinemaTour: View link

MarktheUsher on September 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

The Plaza 4 opened in April 1973 having replaced the razed Nebraska Theater on this corner. The Cooper Foundation sold the Plaza 4 to Commonwealth Theaters of Kansas City. I worked here from late 1979 to early 1981. Mr. Zitlow was the Gen. Manager. Pat and Brett were Asst. Managers. Brad was the head usher I guess that is what you called him, we had another named Casey and two concession girls. (Others came and went). I left when I graduated from high school and joined the Navy.

rivest266 on July 29, 2015 at 10:22 am

April 19th, 1973 grand opening ad in photo section

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