This is a place where hard work creates majestic opportunities.

That’s what happened at this theater — over 200 students gutted and rebuilt this theater from the inside out.

The Majestic Theatre first opened in Lexington, Nebraska in 1915. It was family-owned and operated until it shut its doors in 2009. In 2012, a group of 8th-grade students convinced the Lexington Public Schools Board to purchase the theater to provide students with a hands-on, skill-building experience.

Working alongside architects and classmates, electricians and teachers, over 200 students from middle school to high school renovated the Majestic Theatre in time for the building’s 100-year anniversary.

Today, students of Lexington Public Schools remain an integral part of the Majestic Theatre. The theater is staffed by volunteers in the community, and students are involved in all operations, including designing pre-show advertisements, taking tickets, and selling concessions.

The Majestic Theatre is a reminder that hard work can create better opportunities for friends, families, and communities.

This is our community.

Lexington. A better life.