Dundee Theater Film Streams

Dundee Theater – Film Streams

A Historic Theater Gets Ready for Its Close-Up

The restoration and addition to Omaha’s last surviving single-screen neighborhood cinema included a complete gut of the building and the adjacent bar, leaving only major structural elements and historically significant pieces in place. A reconfigured entry and concession facility offered better accessibility. A 25-seat microcinema, small book and video store, and full-service restaurant were added to the space encouraging additional exploration of film, while the historic 300-seat main theater was brought back to its former glory.

Project

Location
Omaha, NE

Size
13,871 SF

Scope of Work
Renovation + Addition

Date of Completion
2017

Website
filmstreams.org

Project team
Michael Alley, Megan Lutz, Jeanie McCorquodale, Andy Palu, Chandler Sanders, Jean Vacha, Jenny Zimmer

Dundee Theater - historic

The original Dundee Theater opened to the public in 1925 and is the longest-surviving neighborhood cinema in Omaha.

Dundee Theater Film Streams

In a playful homage to the original theater, the main theater is bathed in a bright blue. Pops of color – including pink once popular in signage at older theaters– divide up the space and accent the overall neutral palette.

Dundee Theater Film Streams
Dundee Theater Film Streams

The thoughtful use of space allowed for the addition of space for programming and community events, and a small book and video store that encourages additional exploration of the medium.

Dundee Theater Film Streams

“I see it as kind of this through-line through Omaha history. It’s one of those spaces where people, since 1925 in Omaha, have enjoyed, have experienced the movies in this room, and that’s something that’s really special.”

— Casey Logan, Film Streams Deputy Director
from Omaha World Herald, 2018

Dundee Theater Film Streams

A full-service restaurant with flexible seating allows for conversations to continue both pre and post films.

Dundee Theater Film Streams
Dundee Theater Film Streams

Photography by: Dan Schwalm & Erin Giannangelo

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