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Junction City - 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.


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.

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.

Cherie D Singletary

Monday, May 7, 2018
I have gone the last 3 years to the plays put on here & have never been disappointed!

Paul Kenney

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
What a great experience. We saw A Few Good Men, and from the time we arrived to the time we left, everything was great. The staff was friendly and helpful, the restrooms were large and clean, and the theater itself was the perfect size to enjoy a great show. Look at the schedule of shows and go to one. You won't regret it.

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