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.
Scope of Work
Renovation + Addition
Date of Completion
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.
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.
“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
A full-service restaurant with flexible seating allows for conversations to continue both pre and post films.
Photography by: Dan Schwalm & Erin Giannangelo
AIA CSR Awards
September 28, 2020
At the 2020 (virtual) AIA Central States Awards The Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center picked up a Merit award in the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse category and the jury commented: “We enjoyed the Hoff Cultural Center for its ability to abstract the new…to expose the historical.” Congrats to Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment and the entire project team!
Say It Loud
September 10, 2020
Congratulations to our own Jenny Zimmer, Jean Vacha and Megan Lutz for being featured alongside other deserving designers in this year’s Say It Loud – Beyond the Built Environment Online Exhibition. Follow the link to view the entire selection of winners!
September 3, 2020
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July 29, 2020
Congratulations to Swanson Elementary, which was recently honored by the IIDA Great Plains Chapter. Click the link below to see more photos and all the deserving winners!
July 28, 2020
Click on the link below to read about the innovative approach to landscaping being implemented at Millwork Commons called ‘biophilic design’. Our own Megan Lutz breaks it down.
July 23, 2020
For the continued health and safety of our clients and employees the APMA office will remain closed through October 1, 2020. Rest assured our team is focused on providing a great client experience even as we continue to work remotely during this time.