Denver Movie Theatres

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Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO
The Bluebird Theatre opened in 1915 as the Thompson Theater. It was renamed the Bluebird Theatre in 1922. Since 1994, it has been used for live music. For more, see this website. [map]

Santa Fe Theatre
Denver, CO
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO
The Santa Fe Theatre opened in 1927. It was later known as the Aztlan Theatre. It closed in the late 1970s and became a rock concert venue. When these photos were taken in 2012, the theatre appeared to be closed. For more, see this website. [map]

The Paramount Theatre was designed by Temple Buell. It opened in 1930 as a vaudeville house and later became a movie theatre. It is now a live performance venue. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre features the only Publix One Wurlitzer theater organ with twin consoles. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Federal Theatre
Denver, CO
The Federal Theatre opened in the 1920s. It was remodeled in 1948 and this marquee is apparently from then. The theatre closed in the 1970s. The building is now used by a church. For more, see this website. [map]

Jewel Theatre
Denver, CO
Webber Theatre
Denver, CO
The Jewel Theatre was probably built in the 1930s. It was also known as the Ritz Theatre. The building now houses Thrillseekers, an indoor climbing business. This photo is from 2012. By 2014, the marquee had been removed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Webber Theatre was built in 1917. The building has been vacant since 2007. These photos were taken in 2012. The last occupant was Kitty's South, an adult theater and video store. In 2015, it was announced that the building had been sold. Since 2018, the building has housed the Archetype Distillery. The bulb sign was destroyed. For more, see this website. [map]

Empire Theatre
Denver, CO
Esquire Theatre
Denver, CO
The Empire Theatre has been closed for many years. Does anyone know when it was built or more about it? The building now houses the Modern Nomad interior decor store. For more, see this website. [map]

The Esquire Theatre opened in 1928 as the Hiawatha Theatre. In the 1960s, the balcony was converted into a second theater and the fašade was updated. This photo is from 2012. Around 2016, the building was painted beige and brown. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Oriental Theatre
Denver, CO
The Oriental Theatre opened in 1927. It now features movies and concerts. These photos are from 2012. In 2013, the marquee was repainted and restored. In 2016, the neon sign was restored. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Mayan Theatre
Denver, CO
The Mayan Theatre was built in 1930. It is one of three remaining theatres designed in the Art Deco Mayan Revival style. In the mid-1980s, the theatre was saved from demolition. It was restored and converted into a three-screen movie theatre. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Denver Theatres:
Cooper Theatre: 1, 2 [gone]
Ogden Theatre
Yates Theatre: 1, 2

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