Knowledge Identifier: &Cooper_Foundation
Category: Civil society
Founded in 1934.
Countries: United States (75%), Nebraska (25%)
Linked to: Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Carmike Cinemas
Despite an intensive grass-roots campaign by local preservationists, support by film actors and the movie industry including Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Ray Bradbury, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the American Society of Cinematographers, the owner, Nebraska Methodist Health Systems, Inc., went ahead with demolition on August 20, 2001, to make space available for a parking lot for its administration offices
As of 2009, the Cooper Foundation continues to support nonprofit organizations in and around Lincoln, Nebraska