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Douglas County board OK plans for drive-in west of Omaha

Feb 7, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County Board has given approval needed to build a drive-in movie theater on farmland west of Omaha.

The Omaha World-Herald reports the board Tuesday unanimously approved a special use permit for the theater despite concerns from neighbors about traffic and conflicts between moviegoers and farmers during the harvest season.

Jenny and Jeff Karls plan to show first-run movies on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day, starting in 2019.

Their drive-in will be located off state Highway 36 between Valley and Fremont. It will accommodate about 400 cars and feature a 50-by-100-foot screen. It will be among only a few drive-ins operating in Nebraska.

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