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Al, My dad owned a movie theatre in Estes Park, CO where I grew up called the Village Theater from 1965 until 1987 when he opened a triplex in town. Through the years he owned theaters in Brighton, CO, Rifle, CO, Evergreen, CO and Woodland Park, CO. In 1999 he sold his last two, the triplex in Estes and the twin in Woodland Park, to my sister. Dad was still lugging film canisters up to projection booths at 72 and carrying 50 lb bags of popcorn on his shoulder to help Heather get started. In Dec. of 1999 he was diagnosed with an acute type of leukemia and passed away on April 30th, 2000. He truly loved the theater business and the Teatro.
I just talked to my brother Jim and he remembers you too. He is going to send me some copies of his pictures of the Teatro, unfortunately most were taken when it was being torn down. I’ll try and scan them and post them here.
My dad was the manager at the Teatro from about 1950 until it closed. I was born in 1965 and the theater was torn down in 1966. Somewhere my family has pictures of the theater and if I locate them, I’ll try to get them to this sight.