Fans of the Dundee Theatre, Omaha's only remaining single-screen movie outlet, will have to wait a little longer for its reopening.
Owner Denny Moran, who closed the theater at 4925 Dodge St. on May 17 for refurbishing, said some of the upgrade equipment he wants to install won't be available until next May, so the theater won't be in business again until at least late spring or summer.
Work on repairing the roof and replacing the theater's front-entry doors facing Dodge Street will begin in the spring, Moran said.
When the theater closed, Moran anticipated a reopening in early 2014. Since then he has been delayed by surgery and a hospital stay (he's fine now), work on his Westwood Cinema 8 near 125th Avenue and West Center Road, and the closing of the Omni Theater in Council Bluffs, which he also owned.
Renovations will include installing a new digital projector and sound system, installing roomier seats with cupholders and extra leg room, new carpeting for the lobby, a new concession stand and spruced up bathrooms.
When the Dundee reopens, Moran said, he plans to continue to play new-release independent arthouse movies and midnight-movie screenings of older films.