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Colorado Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Rialto Theatre
Alamosa, CO
The Rialto Theatre opened in 1925 as the Legion Theatre as part of the American Legion Building. By the 1940s, it had become the Rialto. The theatre closed in the 1990s and operated as a church for awhile. In late 2003, the auditorium was gutted by fire. The Bistro Rialto now occupies for lobby of the building. The marquee was removed but the blade sign remains and is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Fox Theatre
Aurora, CO
The Fox Theatre opened in 1946. It has a quonset hut style auditorium and a 61 foot tall marquee sign. In 1981, a fire forced the theatre to close. It reopened in 1984 as the Aurora Fox Arts Center which offers concerts and stage shows. For more, see this website. [map]

Boulder Theatre
Boulder, CO
The Boulder Theatre opened in 1906 as the Curran Opera House. In 1936, the building was expanded and remodeled in the Art Deco style. The name was changed then. In 1981, the theatre was adapted for live performances. In 1988, the seats were removed and replaced with tables. The interior is otherwise fairly intact with Art Deco murals and details. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO
Sands Theatre
Brush, CO
The Fox Theatre was built in 1926 as the Rialto Theatre. I believe the theatre became the Fox around 1961. I assume the facade was remodeled at that time. The theatre is now used as a live performance venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sands Theatre opened as the Emerson Theatre in 1916. It has been in continuous operation since then. For more, see this website. [map]

Midway Theatre
Burlington, CO
Rex Theatre
Caņon City, CO
Skyline Theatre
Caņon City, CO
The Midway Theatre was built in 1923 and is still in operation. The exterior and sign must have been remodeled considerably. This photo is from 2012. In 2016, the theatre was being completely restored. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rex Theatre was built by the 1940s. It may have been built in the 1910s. The theatre now houses the Brothers Place bar. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Skyline Theatre opened in 1918 as the Jones Motion Picture Theatre. The name was changed in the 1940s. The theatre is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Peak Theater
Colorado Springs, CO
Fiesta Twin Cinema
Cortez, CO
The Peak Theatre was built in 1935. The building was remodeled in the 1950s and again in the early 1960s. The theatre was twinned in 1998 and triplexed in 2012. In 2012, the facade was also remodeled and the sign repainted. It is now known as Kimball's Peak Three Theater. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Fiesta Twin Cinema became part of the Allen Theatres' chain in 1967. In 1977, it was twinned. Does anyone know when this theatre was built or when the sign was installed? For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Colorado Springs Theatres:
Stargazers Theatre [map]

West Theatre
Craig, CO
The West Theatre was built in the late 1930s and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

Egyptian Theatre
Delta, CO
The Egyptian Theatre opened in 1928. It was designed by Montana Fallis who also designed the Mayan Theatre in Denver. The theatre was restored in 1996. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

Denver Theatres

Gothic Theatre
Englewood, CO
Park Theatre
Estes Park, CO
The Gothic Theatre opened in 1920. It was remodeled to its current look in the 1940s. The interior remained the same. In 1998, the theatre was nearly demolished. It is now used as a live performance venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Park Theatre was built in 1913. The tower was added in 1926. The theatre is still showing films and features an annual film festival. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre is now known as the Historic Park Theatre. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Rialto Theatre
Florence, CO
The Rialto Theatre was built in 1923 by Richard Elhage. The Elhage name is featured near the top of the facade. It was originally a vaudeville theatre. In 1927, the theatre began showing movies. It closed in 1969. The theatre is currently being restored as a performing arts venue. For more, see this website. [map]

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