NRHP: Astro Theater

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Astro Theater (Riviera Theater)

Astro Theater (Riviera Theater)

NRHP Reference #: 74001108

NRHP Listing Date: 19740813


2001 Farnam, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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Opened in 1926 as the Riviera, the theater was one of the highly elegant entertainment facilities of the time and was noted for its lavish stage shows combined with movies. Later known as the Astro Theater, the building, located in Omaha, was designed by nationally renowned architect John Eberson, and is an excellent example of the "atmospheric" theater popular during the 1920s. Created by Eberson, these atmospheric theaters simulated romantic outdoor Mediterranean courtyards with a night sky above, complete with twinkling stars and drifting clouds.

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