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Address: 2318 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847-5349
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A Real Treat in the Cornfields!

The World Theatre is a gem! It has been restored to better than original condition. The movies are amazing and the refreshments are cheap. One can even order an adult... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kearney, Nebraska
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Kearney, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The World Theatre is a gem! It has been restored to better than original condition. The movies are amazing and the refreshments are cheap. One can even order an adult cocktail....I find myself there at least once a month if not more often. A favorite event is the Thursday night showing of "The Blacklist." A must visit Theatre ....you will... More 

Thank Waterballet40
Kearney, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We decided to attend this theater one Sunday afternoon to watch the movie The King and I. The screen is large and the seating is very comfortable with seats that lead back, You just have to watch out you don't get too comfortable and take an quick nap! The popcorn and drinks are very reasonable and the price of a... More 

Thank goldentraveler2015
Kearney, NE
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is an old remodeled movie theater and they present movies not readily available in the regular theaters. Prices are very reasonable and the popcorn is great also!

Thank musicman1733
Kearney, Nebraska
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Was there for a private showing/gathering. Its a nicely restored theater to mostly original. They added bar seating in the main floor with elevated tables. The snack stand ticket window is per-request

Thank merlin w
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Super great place to go and it won't break the bank. Movies are only $5 and popcorn and pop are $1 small/$2 medium/$3 large. The serve beer and wine also!

Thank jodeneb738
Kearney, Nebraska
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Sponsored and largely owned by a famous local screen writer, this theater seeks to give opportunities to see films that are extremely well made but not big box office and old time favorites. Not artsy but catering to those with a taste for something other than machine guns, pickup trucks and super heroes.

1 Thank YoungClarence
Kearney, Nebraska
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A local group has restored this theatre to its original glory. They show older movies or host special features but charge a reduced rate. It's staffed 100% by volunteers, so families will sometimes work together. They even offer alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show!

1 Thank DemarisAnn
Kearney, Nebraska
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This "restored" downtown theatre brings back old memories. But it has been revamped with new large and super comfortable seats. The pop and popcorn are "cheap" compared to your new theatres. Shows both old classic movies and some new releases along with special viewing of the upcoming TV "The Blacklist". If you are ever in Kearney don't miss it!

Thank WayneBarbHusker
Kearney, Nebraska
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The World is a renovated movie theater from the early to mid 1900's. Volunteers staff the theater so movie costs are only $5./ ticket and concessions are cheap. Lots of character in this building. Many movies shown are old classics. Open Friday and Saturday evenings with a matinee on Sunday.

Thank Mary K
Kearney, Nebraska
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We truly enjoy going to the World Theatre. They have great movies, great prices and friendly people working there. The atmosphere is also nice as the seats are very comfortable and the space between the rows is very comfortable. They always have special programs for a variety of different venues as well as the showings of the Blacklist the days... More 

Thank Mary B

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