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C.L. Hoover Opera House

135 West 7th Street

The Junction City Opera House opened in 1882 through the initiative of local citizens to bring cultural events otherwise only rarely encountered in the Midwest. The building also housed the city’s fire station, police department and city offices until 1937 when a new City Hall was constructed for these purposes. In 1942, a full renovation transformed the Opera House into a modern movie theater. It was renamed The Colonial and showed motion pictures until it closed in 1982. In 2003 the Opera House was placed on the State Historic Register and plans were made to renovate this cultural treasure. In 2008 the newly renovated building, renamed the C.L. Hoover Opera House, opened to the public after a seven million dollar restoration.


Erin Kerbs

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
This place is wonderful. They have so many different shows and concerts. The history of the Opera House is interesting and they do gives tours by appointment. Check it out, this is a beautiful little community theatre.

Emily Adams

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Went and saw a JC little theater production here. We had a blast! It was a great production in a lovely venue. Seating is comfortable. Parking get s a little tricky if you cut the play too close, but you can still find f re parking. You might just have a bit of a walk.

Tina Bailey

Thursday, May 24, 2018
The students did an amaxing job in Beauty and the Beast! The building has been kept up after renovations. There are also locations for handicap to sit.

James Bolding

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
I have seen two shows here and both were wonderful. Beautiful theater.

Steven Kinney

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Cute little theater with family friendly atmosphere and welcoming volunteer staff. Offer drinks (including alcoholic beverages) and popcorn with a donation requested.

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