The Grand Opening

The Grand Opening

On May 7th, 1937, hundreds of people lined up along Third Street outside of the new theatre building. The largest neon sign in Grand Island graced the facade, which was build entirely of colored glass. It was the most beautiful modern building in town. The marquee proclaimed “Nebraska’s Finest and Most Modern Theatre!” 705 people were ushered in to watch the premiere of “A Star is Born” starring Janet Gaynor, Adolph Menjou and Fredrick March.