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Old 07-05-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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I miss the drive in on Dodge
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I, too, miss Inidan Hills. Was a classic. I also miss the drive-in over in Council Bluffs. What a shame to have that gone. This would have been the perfect summer for movies there -- not so blazing hot (yet).
I miss both of those as well. I fortunate enough to see Star Wars at Indian Hills when it was re-released to theaters in 1997. I also saw Twister there in 1996, which was a cool experience.

I saw quite a few movies at the Council Bluffs drive in. I think Meet the Parents was the last one I saw there.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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anyone remember a movie theatre near 90th and Bedford

near where there is a Arby's and Village Inn
Hi All! I'm new to this forum, but I'm a lifelong Omaha resident. Anyway, YES, I remember this movie theatre very well! It opened as part of the Jerry Lewis Cinema chain. After that venture failed it was operated as a dollar theatre for quite a few years. I went there a lot since it was in my area of town.

I miss the big screen at the Indian Hills. It was my favorite theatre, and I still can't believe it's gone. I also miss the Cinema Center. Lots of great memories seeing great films at both of those theatres. And I do miss the fun of going to a drive-in, too.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I just found out from my sister-in-law that The Great Escape (72nd & Sorensen Pkwy) shows FREE movies each Tuesday, at 9:00 AM. Apparently they're for children & their parents?

She takes her daughter every Tuesday. Sounds kinda cool to me.

Maybe I can take my kids, who are in their 20s?
I actually have a full listing of "Summer Movie Programs for Kids & Families" on another site that I'm a moderator on. Here's the link if you'd like details:

http://www.momsofomaha.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2551

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Old 07-06-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I love the Rave at the Westroads..

Free refills of soda and the 'corn.. Great seats, feels like they are gel-padded or something and there is a TON of room.. Digital screens with HD and the sound is also very cool..

Has to be the most advanced movie theatre in town..
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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the rave is good cause they also serve chicken and pizza in addition to the usual nachos or popcorn you see in the concession stands

at many theatres



wish they (the rave) played movies cheap (like 4 or 5 dollars)

before noon like oakview and the one in CB does
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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cool photo of the old indian hills theatre I found

Flickr Photo Download: Indian Hills Movie Theater Omaha, Nebraska (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neatocoolville/91817548/sizes/o/in/set-72057594054766350/ - broken link)
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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I miss the drive in on Dodge

was just at

Cinema Treasures | Nebraska

has list of past and present theatres in Nebraska


and it mentions there was a drive-in at 114th and dodge. is that the one your talking about
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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The two best theaters of Omaha are sadly now gone. The #1 all time greatest theater was the Indian Hills (had one of the biggest screens in the midwest) and #2 the Cinema Center.

At least we still have the Dundee for indie and foreign films.
Yes, the Indian Hills certainly was the all time greatest theater. I just learned recently (via another thread on this forum) that it was demolished. When I read that, I was literally in a state of shock for several minutes and filled with profound sadness. I simply couldn't believe it.

I moved from Omaha in early 1973, but lived there from summer '68 until then. Going to movies at the Indian Hills is truly my fondest memory of life there.

I believe its screen was the largest in the United States, even slightly larger than its sister Cooper theaters. It was simply awesome and the finest theater I have ever been to - and I've lived in several states from New York to California.

Someday I'll visit Omaha again, but it won't be the same without the Indian Hills.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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I think Oakview 24 is great

cause it only one that plays Bollywood movies


the old Dundee Theatre used to play indie movies, but it has been gone for many years. anyone remember the Dundee Theatre on 50th and Dodge ?
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