Majestic Theater

Arts Council of Thayer County (ACT)

ACT (Arts Council of Thayer County) is a volunteer nonprofit group that was formed to operate the Majestic Theatre as a community theatre. This board of 16 dedicated Thayer County residents plans to continue on and promote film and other performing and fine arts in Thayer County.

Renovation Efforts


Second Cinema Opening Soon

In November you may have seen some exciting things happening at the Majestic Theater as Volunteers helped clean the 140 seats for the 2nd Cinema.  But after that things seemed to get kind of quiet, but exciting things have been happening inside.  A stage was built, the floor was painted, stage lights and sound systems were installed, and soon the carpet will be laid.  The 2nd cinema is about to open and be ready to show digital movies thanks to a large donation to the Arts Council of Thayer County (ACT). 

The projector will arrive sometime the end of February and will be installed shortly afterwards. Starting in March movie goers can expect to see two feature films being shown each weekend, with movies starting at staggered times.  The 2ndCinema will also allow ACT to host different educational and performing arts programs as a stage, better lighting, and a sound system designed for speakers have been included in the remodeling project.

ACT is planning to host a grand opening celebration when the 2nd cinema is complete so watch the marquee for details about this event. 



Act History


ACT was founded in October, 2012 when the theatre's owners announced that they would have to close due to lack of funds. Because the film industry is requiring all theatres to transition to digital from 35mm, many small theatres are closing. The cost of digital projectors ranges from $50,000 to $100,000. After the announcement, a handful of members of the Thayer County Economic Development Alliance came together to begin fundraising for the digital equipment.

The group immediately decided to form a nonprofit to promote the arts in Thayer County. ACT became incorporated in March, 2013. That month they began managing the theatre which involved learning how to run the 35mm projector and all other aspects of the business. Since then all operations and renovations have been done by generous and committed volunteers dedicated to preserving and maintaining the Majestic for the entertainment and education of Thayer County residents and visitors.

Fundraising continues. Plans are underway now to eventually, purchase another digital projector for the second cinema.

Act Meetings


The Arts Council of Thayer County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month - please contact us for exact time and place. Some meetings may be cancelled during the holidays, so please email us to check.

ARTS COUNCIL OF THAYER COUNTY 2020          8/04/20

“The Arts Council of Thayer County (ACT) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization committed to preserving, promoting and inspiring the creative arts for the entertainment, enrichment and cultural education of the Thayer County communities.”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS   (16)

 Carlece Kenner                        h.402-768-2311                       cmkenner@thayercountybank.com
                           c.402-768-8165
President         

Kristy Lukert                             h.402-768-6063                        kristy.lukert@thayercentral.net
                                                                  c.402-768-1705
Vice President

Ranae Hintz                             c.402-768-3339                        rhintz@windstream.net
                                                                  h.402-768-2109
 Secretary

Deb Craig                                c.402-768-1379                         debcraig@dagefordeagency.com
                                                 h.402-768-2693

Treasurer
Crystal Fangmeier                    c.402-768-4183                         tc.fangmeier@gmail.com
                                                       w.402-323-5591

Past President                          

Tamara Deepe                          c.402-469-7594                        tamaralohmeier@hotmail.com

Kurk Wiedel                                   c.402-768-3539                              kurk.wiedel@thayercentral.net
 h.402-768-7154

 Lloyd Van Cleef                       c.402-768-3178                                  mavancleef@windstream.net

                    w.402-356-2601

                  h.402-768-2121                       

Marion Van Cleef                     c.402-768-1462                            mavancleef@windstream.net

                    h.402-768-2121

Jackie Haller                            c.402-984-9423                                      jackie_4282@yahoo.com

Steven Delay                            h.402-768-6587                                     pete.chili@hotmail.com

Rita Luongo                             c.402-768-1584                                      rluongo58@gmail.com

                                  w.402-768-4636

Diane Wettstein                        c.402-768-1744                                    dwettstein52@gmail.com

Buchannan Tietjen                    c.402-200-8546                                    buchannan.tietjen@thayercentral.net

                                                                                   tietjen.buchannan@gmail.com

Al Jeppson                               c.402-380-7356                                    aljeppson@hotmail.com

Chuck Fink                              c.402-200-0142                                    dandcfink@windstream.net

                                h.402-768-6652

TEAM LEADERS/MEMBERS AT LARGE

JD Anderson                            c.402-365-7717                         jdanderson@sargentpipe.com

Kathy Retzlaff                          c.402-200-0008                                    kretzlaffhebron@outlook.com

                               h.402-768-6496


Dakota Cherney             c.402-200-0177                                    dcherney42@gmail.com

Crystal Fangmeier                    c.402-768-4183                                    tc.fangmeier@gmail.com

(Projectionist/Marquee/TL Schedule)                 w.402-768-7212

Tamara Deepe                          c.402-469-7594                           tamaralohmeier@hotmail.com

(Movie Contracts)       

Kurk Wiedel                             c.402-768-3539                             kurk.wiedel@thayercentral.net

(Pepsi/School Rep)                   h.402-768-7154

Carlece Kenner                        h.402-768-2311                                       cmkenner@thayercountybank.com

(Party Room Schedule)             c.402-768-8165


Lloyd and Marion Van Cleef     c.402-768-3178/402-768-1462      mavancleef@windstream.net

                                                w.402-356-2601/h.402-768-2121

Jackie Haller                            c.402-984-9423                              jackie_4282@yahoo.com

Rita Luongo                             c.402-768-1584                                          rluongo58@gmail.com

(Projectionist/Marquee/Business Sponsors)        w.402-768-4636

Kristy Lukert                            h.402-768-6063                                kristy.lukert@thayercentral.net

(Projectionist/Supplies/Candy Ordering)

Ranae Hintz                             c.402-768-3339                                 rhintz@windstream.net

(Projectionist/Posters)               h.402-768-2109

Buchannan Tietjen                    c.402-200-8546                                 buchannan.tietjen@thayercentral.net

(Youth Representative)                                                                       tietjen.buchannan@gmail.com

Al and Kelcey Jeppson             c.402-380-7356  c.402-657-0187      aljeppson@hotmail.com/kberg9@hotmail.com

Diane Wettstein                        c.402-768-1744                                 dwettstein52@gmail.com

Dee Jalas                                  c.402-200-8767                                dee.jalas@cune.org

                                                h.402-365-4257

Gary and Sue Mussman            c.402-705-1347                               gm03319@windstream.net

                                                h.402-768-6539

                                                           

TECH/PROJECTIONISTS/BUSINESS MANAGER

JD Anderson                            c.402-365-7717                                 jdanderson@sargentpipe.com

Rick Hintz                                 c.402-768-3339                                             rhintz@windstream.net

                                                h.402-768-2109

Cody Pachta                             c.402-768-8887                                  codypachta@hotmail.com

Cathy Dick                               c.402-759-5190                                  artscouncilofthayercounty@gmail.com

                                                w.402-768-6414

CONTRACTOR              Chuck Fink                              

                                                   c.402-200-0142                                               

                                                   h.402-768-6652

BANK DEPOSITS                Deanna Fink    

                                                c.402-200-0018                                    dandcfink@windstream.net

                                                h.402-768-6652            

WEBSITE/FACEBOOK   Art Whitton                                                  art@artwhitton.com

CINEMA ADS                Steve Delay                                                  pete.chili@hotmail.com