Born in a town lacking either a cinema or good TV reception, Mr. Nyback worked for an art house movie chain before buying The Rosebud Movie Palace his very own 88 seat movie theatre in 1978, the programming exlusively from "Hollywood's golden age." In the late 1980’s he was the director of the Belltown Film Festival opened the Pike Street Cinema in 1992, and began touring with film programs in 1991, taking them to U. S. cities, as well as to Europe and Asia. He moved to New York in 1995 and opened the Lighthouse Cinema. In 1999 he relocated to Portland, Oregon, to take over operation of the historic Clinton Street Theater.
- Dennis Nyback