theater week ends in boulder

KathrynVanAernum boulder theater

Boulder, CO

I’m closing out “theater week” with this awesome shot taken by Kathryn Van Aernum in Boulder, CO.

Via The historic Boulder Theater opened in 1906 as Curran Opera House by wealthy billboard sign owner James Curran, the venue featured opera, musical productions and silent movies. The Fox Theater Company purchased the building in 1935 and created the Boulder Theater.  The building as it stands today was designed by Robert Boller of Kansas City and had it’s Opening Night on January 9, 1936. The façade is designated as a Colorado Historic Landmark.  In 1981, the theater was once again renovated, this time into a state-of-the-art concert hall by Mountain Productions. Mountain Productions operated the theater for 15 months, but the rigid movie house style seating restricted a diversity of activity and the theater was forced to close 1983.  In 1988 the theater saw it’s second transformation into a multi-use venue under the ownership of Livingston and Edwards with Dick MacLeod as manager who continued to book concerts, E-towns, and private events. The building was sold to Dick MacLeod in 1992 but had a short run until the theater closed in July of 1993. Doug Greene of New Hope Communications, purchased the theater in 1994 and reopened its doors in 1995. For over 13 years now the theater has been hosting close to 250 events each year. It also hosts the Boulder International Film Festival, Warren Miller films, Boulder Adventure Film Festival and a variety of host of community events such as E-town’s live radio show tapings. In June 2009 the Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre, Boulder two top entertainment venues, merged to form Z2 Entertainment, which now operates both venues.

The curtain has closed on this week.

Back at it on Monday!



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