Reviews of The World Theatre (Movie Theater)

2318 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847

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To this day this business receives a score of 4.9 over 5 and the rating has been based on 166 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF The World Theatre IN Nebraska

Carolynn Biehl

Great memories. Great prices. Super volunteers!

Amber Wright

This theatre is great for a cheap date night. It is run by volunteers and they mostly show older movies. We went and saw Bill and Ted's excellent adventure and have watched Pulp fiction there too. Tickets are cheap and sometimes free. Snacks and popcorn are cheap and they serve beer and wine also. They have live entertainment sometimes like comedians and bands too. Just a cool place all together.

Helen Reiners

Very cool

Robin-Scott Johnson

Back in 2008 the World Theater, to the best of my recollection, was in the midst of an important restoration. I was intrigued by the ancient cinema, as a fan of film, and the nostalgic history that is forever entwined in all things related. Fast forward to 2018 and I decided, nearly 10 years later, to visit the World, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. I was extremely impressed, as I had only come to see the 1974 film "Chinatown" and had been to many theaters of similar ages, only expected the red ubiquitous carpeting and vintage popcorn machines of days gone by, but what I saw, surpassed any of this. The entire theatre is completely restored with what I'm assuming are reproductions of art deco fixtures, yet modern in its feel. For most old cinemas are uncomfortable and lack the technology of sound both sound dampers and surround sound, or even comfortable chairs. The World feels new, despite the look of the style of the past. The chairs are comfortable, and you can even (as I did) sit at tables and chairs in the back and enjoy the concessions. The concessions of course include popcorn and Coke, but also local beer, and some types of wine, though I'm in no ways cool enough to understand wine. The management and staff are helpful and fast. The picture itself seems like it may have been digital projection, rather than an old fashioned film projector, but I may be wrong and the copy of Chinatown may have simply been flawless. Chinatown. . I'm not reviewing the film here, obviously, but I'll note that I'd never seen it before. I've only seen three Polananski films and thought they were all well shot, acted, and lighted.. but part of me always questions whether I'm morally entitled to enjoy anything by the fugitive director, but who am I to say anything. If anyone reading this knows me, you'll know that as of November of 2017, I no longer feel like I'm a good judge of anyone's character.

John Wieduwilt

Great prices

Lois Butler

Love this rennovated theater

Amber Rasmussen

This place has some great movies to play. Plus the food and drinks are cool.

Frank and Radhika Review

Great size theater, comfortable chairs, great sound, awesome picture quality.

Benjamin Kuhl

Very clean. Local entertainment.

Jessica Burkey

I love love love the world theatre. My kids and I go watch movies often. Very affordable and such comfy seats even for bigger people. I love tat They play old movies. It's so fun sharing some of my old movie favorites on big screen with my kids.

Mattie Webben

Not only is this a great place to catch a movie but it's an excellent venue for a wedding ceremony! I had SO many compliments on choosing this venue!! We paid for small popcorns for everyone and had little waters too. You can also open the concessions/bar but we chose not to since our reception was at a different location. Bryce was amazing and worked with me throughout those last few hectic days!! Thank you so much!

Cricket Bell

All volunteer. Very clean options for seating. Bathrooms to die for!

Helen Bickford

So pleasantly comfortable , fast and great service. Good popcorn


Awesome place to go

Mike Britton

Great atmosphere. Wonderful presentation.

Audrey Thomas

We'll definitely be going back!

Benny Spencer

Absolutely love this theater. The volunteers are here because they truly love the place and it shows- very clean and very lovely atmosphere. Love it!

Tara Veit

Amazing piece of history. Fun unique venue.

Eric Rodine

I have attended The World for their annual Christmas Eve showing of It's a Wonderful Life for as long as they have been doing it. It is a wonderful place with a wonderful staff working there. That specific showing is free and the concessions are not too highly priced. I have fond memories of attending The World as a kid when it was still split into two screens. They have done a beautiful job of renovating it while still maintaining the personality of the original! Unfortunately, I don't live in town so I don't often get to check out some of the other events they host throughout the year, but I always look forward to coming back on Christmas Eve!

Dana Nelson

This restored full size theater offers everything from current movies to older movies. It is run by volunteers. The charm of this place is immense. They're also the only show in the world that run the TV show The blacklist followed by a live conversation with Jon Bokenkamp, and sometimes some of the shows actors, producers, and writers.

Mark Orr

The place is amazing. Great movies, cheap refreshments. Gem of Kearney! Plus beer and wine and comfy seats. Kearney is a better place because of the World!

Autumn Langemeier

Great selections made for their showings! Love the historic atmosphere!

Peter Kreutzer

love this place and i don´t agree gabe Logan he is a

neal monter

Great seating, good popcorn and beer, great documentary Ocean of Grass. Great volunteer help!

Allyx Mitchel

This place is awesome! They've got something good to see every week, and are so reasonably priced. You can't beat the bar and snacks either, everything combined makes this a true gem and a great date spot in town. Check them out and support local business!

Mike Turman

A great theater, every seat is comfortable and the concessions are reasonably priced.

Pilar Nelsen

Everything about this place is magical! Love it here

Bidi Eyed

Very comfortable atmosphere. Amazingly affordable. $10 total for the show, popcorn, and a drink.

Mario Mejia

A great atmosphere to enjoy watching movies.The wonderfully restored theater and low price concessions transport you back when a night out to a movie was a rare treat.

Richard Meyer

Amazing service and concessions. Great prices. And the film choice is always good.

June Petersen

Great theater, comfortable, excellent sound and best prices in town.

Grant Flamig

Awesome venue to take the kids to. Lots of character and charm!

Barbara Dye

This was a treat!! Just visiting for a few days. Saw great movie in clean, comfortable theatre (sound wasn't too loud for a change). Price as right and concessions were affordable. All round great experience!

Rhonda Westphalen

I always have a great experience here!

Lona Kristine Mason

I love this old theatre! The seating is so comfortable and the best part about the place is that they serve beer. I love that I can kick back with a brew and watch a movie in a comfortable seat. I wish all movie theatres sold beer!

Barbara Rasmussen

I have been coming to this place since I first started college. It's a pretty good place.

Patricia Sharp

This is a fanstatic place to see a movie. The price is so reasonable, the movies are chosen with people in mind of what older movies would be interesting to see again from the past. There are documentaries shown and a variety of other shows. This is a theater that has been remodeled to make a beautiful addition to our community. It is run by volunteers and other events are shown there.

David Hartman

Great place to watch movies great price on movies and popcorn and pop

Todd Kollars

Great atmosphere, great prices, great seats, fun times.

Nate Mollring

Watched Karate Kid from the balcony. Great experience, 5 bucks to get in, popcorn was 1 dollar.

Greg Linn

Very roomy and comfortable seats. We enjoyed the show.

Brittany Mitchell

Great environment to watch a movie in! The aisles are wide with plenty of leg room, the seats are comfortable, and the crowd is always excited and full of applause. Makes moving going very enjoyable.

Barb Specht

Very unique experience on Thursday evening's for showings of both The Blacklist and Blacklist Redemption. (sans commercials) Love the freewill donation as well as popcorn for $1 (small) and option for a beer or glass of wine. Hearing the locals discuss Kearney references in the episode and face time with the Producer (who is a local as well) after the episode airs make this such a fun evening.

Addison Snover

It's so much fun there are great movies an great service

Rodney Gillespie

I think Joseph Hall was FANTASTIC, Jackie Gillespie

Teri Ditchman

A great venue. Just attended the Joseph Hall show. Great acoustics and great seating.

Vanessa Jackson

Its beautiful!! Well preserved, like new!! I always look forward to watching a movie here.

Justine Guzinski

Neat place. We are from out of town and went there for a wedding.

Ryan Rodehorst

A great example of the power of preservation. Thanks to Jon Bokenkamp and the volunteer army who keep the World spinning.

Anthony McDermott

Clean beautiful and unlike any movie theater I have been to before.

Liz Chvatal

An absolutely beautiful and unique place to go see a movie or attend and event on the weekend. Rentals are affordable and the background you have for your event is unmatched!

Kate Lade

The World Theater is a wonderful part of the community. Such a variety in the movies they show and it's a great date night for less than $20.

Moyan Ryall

Loved it loved it . Very comfortable seats ,friendly receptionist .Went to a free event was not disappointed. The only sad part is I do not live here and will not be able to go see another show. It is a must see for everybody. Great fun.

dana bauerova

The best place for an entertainment in Kearney. Great comfortable seats , great price, great movie selection , very clean, very friendly staff and Bruce Jensen is the best

Wil Swindell

Best staff. Best place to see a movie. Can't beat the prices!

Sheryl Hansen

Superior place for all kinds of entertainment, great volunteers behind the counter...

Sheila Luff

Amazingly redone! Beautiful!

Judy Spellman

Great theater, completely renovated. Tickets are only $5.


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