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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1998)
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By Barb Churchill
Most people have grown accustomed to the idea of
eating dinner while parked in front of a television set.
But for those who would like to mix their food and
entertainment outsidethe home, Star City Dinner
Theater may be just the place.
Sue Schreiber, assistant manager of Star City
Dinner Theater, said Lincoln has needed something
like Star City for quite some time. The theater will
hold its grand opening July 16 at its new home in
Lincoln’s Haymarket District.
“There just isn’t much going on in Lincoln during
the summer, so this is an ideal time for us to open our
doors,” Schreiber said. “This gives Lincoln a viable
Most shows at Star City will end by 9:30 or 10
p.m., which is still early on a weekend night. And that
should help boost the Haymarket’s economy,
“We looked for a good spot in Lincoln, and the
Haymarket seemed to need it. It’s very compatible
with the existing businesses,” she said.
Several Haymarket business managers agree with
“So far, just about everything that has come down
here in the last four or five years has helped every
thing else, as it’s been developed and renovated.
Everyone’s done everyone good,” said Ken
Kavanaugh, manager of The Mill, 800 P St.
Terry Krichau, a manager of Lazio’s Brewery and
Grill, 710 P St., agreed.
“The more successful businesses there are in the
Haymarket area, the better it is for all of us,” Krichau
said. “The more people who come to the historic
Haymarket area, the better.”
But despite the encouragement of neighboring
businesses, Kavanaugh does have a problem with
which to contend.
“The one concern we have down here is we’re
maxed out on parking. It’s not a huge area,” he said.
Kelly Haugen, assistant manager of Old Chicago,
826 P St., agreed.
“(Parking) is one problem every downtown has —
downtown Omaha is the same way,” Haugen said.
But, Kavanaugh said, not having enough parking
spots is “a good problem to have.”
“They need a reason to come down here, because
the parking is bad,” she said. “The more reasons they
have to come down here, the more willing they’re
going to be to put up with the parking problems.”
Star City’s new home at 8“ and Q streets will cel
ebrate its grand opening with a presentation of
“Nunsense Jamboree,” the third play in the successful
“Nunsense” series, Schreiber said.
But that doesn’t mean Star City is idle.
Star City’s first summer production, “Tony and
Tina’s Wedding,” is currently running at Rose Hall,
3235 N. 35th St.
Star City couldn’t pass on “Tgny and Tina’s
Wedding,” Schreiber said, because it has proved to be
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GILLIAN ANDERSON and David Duchovny star as Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder in “The X Files: Fight the Future,” a film version
of the television series.
Television show adapts
well to big-screen format
By Anthony Colman
Scully and Mulder meet aliens. Will
Scully and Mulder kiss? FBI agents with
Why are people so enamored with
alien abductions? Conspiracy theories?
For several seasons, the popular televi
sion series “The X-Files” has captivated its
followers with plots involving every such
topic. But the series is driven not so much
by these topics as by our collective para
Based on the popular television series
of the same name, and picking up where
the previous season left off, the movie
“The X Files: Fight the Future” is essen
tially a two-hour, big-screen, big-budget
episode of the show.
The X-Files have been closed, and spe
Film: “The X Files: Fight the
Stars: David Duehovny, Gillian
Director Rob Bowman
Frve Words: Pretend it’s another
cial agents Dana Scully (Anderson) and
Fox Mulder (Duehovny) have been reas
signed to join fellow FBI agents in such
mundane investigations as searching for a
terrorist’s bomb in a Texas federal build
The building explodes, Oklahoma City
style, throwing Scully and Mulder right
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