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This excerpt taken from the BTN DEF 14A filed Apr 21, 2008.


Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.                )

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Preliminary Proxy Statement



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Definitive Proxy Statement



Definitive Additional Materials



Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)


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to be held at

Hilton Hotel
Blackstone Room
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102


Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. (Central time)

to be held May 21, 2008

        The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc. will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Blackstone Room, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102, on May 21, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. CDT for the following purposes:

    To elect three directors of the Company to one-year terms.

    To consider and act upon a proposal to adopt the Non-Employee Director's Restricted Stock Plan.

    To transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

        Only those stockholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2008, (the "Record Date") shall be entitled to notice of the meeting and to vote at the meeting.

        Your vote is important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in person, please submit your proxy as soon as possible to assure a quorum. Please vote in one of these three ways:

    Mark, sign, date and promptly return the enclosed proxy card in the postage-paid envelope, or

    Use the toll-free telephone number listed on the proxy card, or

    Visit the website at and have your proxy card in hand to vote through the internet.

        Voting by any of these methods will ensure that you are represented at the Annual Meeting even if you are not there in person. Stockholders who have previously voted but attend the meeting may withdraw their proxy if they wish to do so, and vote in person.

        Important: Your prompt return of the Proxy Card will help save your Company the expense and extra work of additional solicitation.

        If you desire assistance in scheduling overnight accommodations in Omaha, contact Debbie Wilbeck at Ballantyne at (402) 453-4444, ext. 303. Early reservations are encouraged.

        Our 2007 Annual Report, which is not a part of the proxy soliciting material, is enclosed.

        I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting.

        Dated this 21th day of April, 2008.



By Order of the Board of Directors



    John P. Wilmers
President and Chief Executive Officer

MAY 21, 2008

        This Proxy Statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors of Ballantyne of Omaha, Inc. (the "Company"). The Company's principal offices are located at 4350 McKinley Street, Omaha, Nebraska and its telephone number is 402-453-4444. The 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on May 21, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. CDT at the Hilton Hotel, Blackstone Room, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska. As of the close of business on March 31, 2008, the Company had 13,858,438 shares of outstanding common stock, all of which are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. This Proxy Statement was first mailed to stockholders on approximately April 21, 2008.


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