Richard Crowther, Architect of Cooper/Indian Hills Theatres Has Died at 96

posted by jim on January 31, 2007 at 5:15 am

I have recently learned that Richard Crowther, the architect of the Cooper/Indian Hills “hatbox” Cinerama movie theatres, has passed away. This means that the interview I filmed with him for my documentary, “Preserve Me a Seat” was perhaps the last onscreen interview the reclusive architect ever gave in his life. More information about Crowther’s work and life can be found in this link to an article in the Denver Post:

Richard Crowther Obituary.

And, if anyone is interested, the complete interview with Richard Crowther can be seen on the dvd of “Preserve Me a Seat,” my documentary about efforts to preserve historic movie theatres, which features both the Cooper and Indian Hills theatres. You can get the dvd here if you’re interested: Apartment 101 Films

I’ll never forget how fascinating Mr. Crowther was to talk to about his theater designs, or how concerned he was about building structures that would not harm the environment. He was truly a visionary.

Jim Fields
Writer/Director, “Preserve Me a Seat”

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