Lyons Theatre

206 N. Main Street,
Lyons, NE 68038

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Lyons Theatre

The Lyons Theatre was built in 1947. It was closed in 1985.

Contributed by Kenneth Johnson

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robboehm on October 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm

The Lyons was built in 1947 seating 320 in the auditorium. It also had two, windowed, “cry rooms” in the balcony. After the theatre closed in 1985 it remained vacant for two years before being bought by an adjacent business. The floor was leveled the the 14 foot ceiling lowered. Over the years it housed a number of different retail businesses.

Before the theatre was gutted to accommodate a retail environment Bill Hedges, a former projectionist, purchased a number of items including the neon sign, projection equipment and some seats. He had these stored in his garage for many years.

When he decided to go into film making himself he formed Cosmic Films Studio which has been housed in the former theatre since 2014. The neon sign was returned to its rightful place and the faux ceiling removed.

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