Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place,
Denver, CO 80202

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William on November 1, 2006 at 1:54 pm

During that time many of the chains were unloading under performing locations and selling properties as leases were up. So if you where a chain that operated a good number of large theatres in the downtown area of the city. You can’t keep all of them operating like the good old days before people all moved to the burbs. When I was based in Los Angeles. I went & worked many times along the Broadway area theatres. During the mid 80’s all those theatres ran full Fri. thru Sun., I’m talking about over 1500 people a show for 5 shows daily. The chain made lots of money on those days, so Mon thru Thur did fair. Those others kept those theatres open for a few more years. But just two years after that Fri thru Sun, the theatres where only pulling in 50 to 100 a show. And during the week you where lucky to get 10 people for a show with a theatre that seats 2000 people. So as a business you can’t keep operating these large houses at that type of a loss. So you slow down the maintenace on the houses and that happened on many of them. During that time frame NGC sold many theatres from the chain. When MANN Theatre bought the chain a few years later. They cut more theatres that where under performing or leases that where up. Look at the Vogue and Hollywood and Fox Theatre in Hollywood are now. Mann Theatres put in some of the sales agreements that the theatres could not operate as movie theatres for a set number of years. The Denver was lucky to operated afew more years. For a theatre at that time that seated over 2000 people, there was not enough good films to keep it a profit making house.


Patsy on November 1, 2006 at 1:21 pm

William: I would have bet that would have been the answer and reading the word….DEMOLISHED! My next question is….why? Must look to see if the former DENVER is listed with CT.

William on November 1, 2006 at 1:15 pm

It was demolished.

Patsy on November 1, 2006 at 12:43 pm

What happened to the theatre with the DENVER marquee?

Patsy on November 1, 2006 at 12:41 pm

ken mc: Your b/w photos posted on Sept. 13 were wonderful to see with 2 vertical marquees across the street in downtown Denver!

snalbor on November 1, 2006 at 12:33 pm

Does anyone remember where the Towne Theater was located? I suppose it is gone now. Sally

mikemorano on September 13, 2006 at 4:02 pm

Cool photo. You got two theatres for the price of one. haha

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Life's Too Short on June 4, 2006 at 7:21 pm

House of Blues is gone. Wonder what’s happening these days.

Patsy on May 11, 2006 at 5:11 pm

And what other theatres was Temple Buell, architect involved with?

Patsy on May 11, 2006 at 5:11 pm

What is the current status of this theatre in the mile high city….Denver?

kencmcintyre on March 14, 2006 at 2:56 pm

There was a discussion further up the page about the theaters in downtown Denver. The Denver theater has not yet been listed in CT, and someone had a question about it.

kencmcintyre on March 13, 2006 at 7:38 pm

That’s what I pointed out, as you can see.

kencmcintyre on March 13, 2006 at 4:44 pm

Here is a photo of the Denver Theater:

kencmcintyre on March 13, 2006 at 4:41 pm



It looks like my link directly above was alreadty added by lostmemory. Sorry for the duplication.

kencmcintyre on March 5, 2006 at 1:09 pm

There was a premiere at this theater a few years ago:

dudleymovies on November 1, 2005 at 6:46 pm

I think that I can help brucec with some of the theatres doentoen DENVER. I started working at the FOX RIALTO in 1949 and worker there till 1953. The DENVER Theatre was across the street from the PARAMOUNT, and go around the corner on 16th and Welron street, on the east side of the street was the TELENEWS Theatre which was later nmed the WELTON Theatre, and across the street on the west side was the beautiful ORPHEUM Theatre. Going down 16th street to Curtis, turn siuth towards 15th and the RIALTO Theatre was on the east side. On 16th and curtis, mid block on 16th was the world famous TABOR Theatre facing north. Going towards 17th street north on curtis was the VICTORY Theatre, nest door was the COLORADO and down the street was the PALACE Theatre. Crossing 17th on the west side was the PLAZA Theatre which was later named rhe ROUND UP that showed only westerns. On 18th and curtis on the east side wsas the GEM Theatre, coming south to 17th street on the east side was the ISIS Theatre. Coming up curtis stree going south in the middleof the block on the east side was the STATE Theatre. In 1951 FOX built the NEW CENTRE Theatre I believe it was Broadway and 16th. There was the BROADWAY Theatre on 18th and Broadway and going down to 18th and California was the DENHAM Theatre. I hope this was easy to understand. posted by richard dudley on Nov 1, 2005 at 8:35pm.

bruceanthony on September 24, 2005 at 11:18 am

I don’t see a listing for the Denver theatre which was across the street from the Paramount. There doesn’t seem to be many postings for the city of Denver. Could someone list the downtown theatres of Denver.brucec