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An auction will take place this summer for thousands of Omaha cinema posters



ROB: LAST WEEK, ONE OF OMAHA’S OLDEST MOVIE THEATERS GOT DARK, FOR GOOD. After 30 years “Westwood, cinemas” at 125th and closed center. But for fans, he opens an opportunity to get memories. Newswatch 7 at 9:00 am Meliass Fry brings us back inside the theater. LIMESSA: FOR SOME PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT HOLDS THEM BACK. NEON LIGHTS, POPCORN, SNACKS, POSTERS. “Westwood Cinemas 8” was one of Omaha’s old theaters who lasted decades. >> Families have brought three children, and now grandchildren. MELISSA: AND DENNIS MORAN HAS SEEN IT ALL. OFF SCREEN AND ON. >> I’VE ALWAYS LOVED FORREST GUMP. I COULD WATCH THIS, I RARELY WATCH A MOE VIOVER, BUT IT WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. MELISSA: MORAN HAS OWNED THE DISCOUNT THEATER AT 125TH & WEST CENTER FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS. BUT WITH HOME STREAMING SERVICES, THE PANDEMIC AND OWSL FILM PRODUCTION, THE BUSINESS HAS TAKEN A BLOW. MORAN CLOSED EARLIER THIS WEEK. >> We are looking for people to come and perhaps take care of it. THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE TALKING. But if this does not work, although we are auctioning. MELISSA: L’AUCONTI, GAINING A LOT OF ATTENTION ONLINE. OMAHA BASED “AUCTION MILL” IS IN CHARGE OF LIQUIDATING ALL THE ASTS.SE >> IT COULD BE A NAPKIN HOER,LD THEY COULD BE A SCREEN, A PROJECTOR, ANYTHING, M AOVIE POSTER. Melissa: 5,000 films posters, all original, some still in the frames. >> THIS BECOMES MORE THAN AN AUCTION. It becomes a fan reunionor f customers and friends and past customers. MELISSA: RELIVING OLD MEMORIES. WHEN WATCHING A MOVIE WAS AN EXPERIENCE, EXCITING AND ENTERTAINING, THIS CLEARLY DHA PLACE MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO MANY PEOPLE HERE IN OMAHA. MELISSA: MELISSA FRY, KETV NEWSWATCH 7. ROB: OK, THE ‘AUCTION MILL’ WILL LAUNCHE AN ONLINE CATALOG OF ALL ITEMS. Again, its all posters, seats, audio and video equipment. The auction will be online, NL at the end of May or at the beginning

An auction will take place this summer for thousands of Omaha cinema posters

An Omaha movie theater may reopen to the public. Westwood Cinemas 8, located near 125th Street and West Center Road, had scheduled an auction of digital projectors, theater fixtures, equipment and more. However, according to The Auction Mill, this is on hold. There will still be an auction this summer with more than 5,000 movie posters, according to The Auction Mill. that we intend to associate (with) the movie poster collection,” The Auction Mill wrote on Facebook.

An Omaha movie theater may reopen to the public.

Westwood Cinemas 8, located near 125th Street and West Center Road, had scheduled an auction of digital projectors, theater fixtures, equipment and more. However, according to The Auction Mill, this is on hold.

There will still be an auction this summer with more than 5,000 movie posters, according to The Auction Mill.

“We have now uncovered a significant collection of film and film memorabilia from another owner which we intend to associate (along with) the film poster collection,” The Auction Mill wrote on Facebook.

Westwood Cinemas 8, which opened in 1989, was a value-priced theater and offered movies after it first ran.

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