Historic Estes Park theatre saved from fire which destroys adjacent mall

posted by CSWalczak on October 27, 2009 at 2:52 pm

ESTES PARK, CO — On October 18 fire completely destroyed the Park Theatre Mall, but fortunately, the Park Theatre itself survived with only some possible smoke damage. The theater is a local landmark, noted for its neon-lit tower. Constructed in 1913, it is said to be the oldest continuously operating purpose-built movie theater west of the Mississippi.

The mall was completely destroyed, but the adjacent Park Theatre was saved.

The fire was called in at 6:19 a.m. Witnesses described flames that were 20 feet high.

The fire remained contained within the mall structure and never spread to neighboring buildings.

Read more in the Reporter Herald.

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