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.”


Carlece Kenner                        h.402-768-2311             
Vice President         

Kristy Lukert                                         

Ranae Hintz                             c.402-768-3339              

Deb Craig                                c.402-768-1379               

Crystal Fangmeier                    c.402-768-4183               

Past President                          

Tamara Deepe                       c.402-469-7594              

Kurk Wiedel                                   c.402-768-3539                    

 Lloyd Van Cleef                       c.402-768-3178                        



Marion Van Cleef                     c.402-768-1462                  


Jackie Haller                            c.402-984-9423                            

Steven Delay                            h.402-768-6587                           

Rita Luongo                             c.402-768-1584                            


Diane Wettstein                        c.402-768-1744                          

Buchannan Tietjen                    c.402-200-8546                          


Al Jeppson                               c.402-380-7356                          

Chuck Fink                              c.402-200-0142                          



JD Anderson                            c.402-365-7717               

Kathy Retzlaff                          c.402-200-0008                          


Dakota Cherney             c.402-200-0177                          

Crystal Fangmeier                    c.402-768-4183                          

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

Tamara Deepe                          c.402-469-7594                 

(Movie Contracts)       

Kurk Wiedel                             c.402-768-3539                   

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

Carlece Kenner                        h.402-768-2311                             

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

Lloyd and Marion Van Cleef     c.402-768-3178/402-768-1462


Jackie Haller                            c.402-984-9423                    

Rita Luongo                             c.402-768-1584                                

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

Kristy Lukert                            h.402-768-6063                      

(Projectionist/Supplies/Candy Ordering)

Ranae Hintz                             c.402-768-3339                       

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

Buchannan Tietjen                    c.402-200-8546                       

(Youth Representative)                                                             

Al and Kelcey Jeppson             c.402-380-7356  c.402-657-0187

Diane Wettstein                        c.402-768-1744                       

Dee Jalas                                  c.402-200-8767                      


Gary and Sue Mussman            c.402-705-1347                     




JD Anderson                            c.402-365-7717                       

Rick Hintz                                 c.402-768-3339                                   


Cody Pachta                             c.402-768-8887                        

Cathy Dick                               c.402-759-5190                        


CONTRACTOR              Chuck Fink                              



BANK DEPOSITS                Deanna Fink    



WEBSITE/FACEBOOK   Art Whitton                                        

CINEMA ADS                Steve Delay