Dundee Theater to close for renovations
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The Dundee Theater, Omaha’s last remaining single-screen movie house, will close May 17 for extensive refurbishing and installation of a new digital projector and sound system.
Owner Denny Moran expects the theater, at 4925 Dodge St., to be shuttered for six to seven months. The last movie it will show before closing will be Terrence Malick’s "To the Wonder," opening May 3.
Built in 1925 as a vaudeville house, the Dundee will continue life as a venue for independent arthouse movies when it reopens sometime around the holidays or in early 2014, Moran said Wednesday.
Moran, who announced the renovation about a year ago, no longer plans to restore the stage area behind the movie screen. He said the cost of getting a 40-foot retractable screen was a factor in the decision."
And there are so many other venues out there available" for music and stage presentations, he said.
The renovation instead will be focused on updating technology, improving seating, replacing doors and windows on the front of the building and recoating and sealing the building’s flat roof.