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COCowboy
COCowboy commented about Capitol Theatre on Apr 21, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I helped build this one…

I was hired as an assistant manager in Mid 2002. I helped streach the screen, install the masking, Wire the speakers, and assemble the booth & Platters.

The updated old-timey look of Capitol Theater adds to the small-town feel with a little bit of inventive gloss. The marquis is big enough to get the information across without dishing out sensory overload; it speaks to a time when movie magic was the norm. The theater was designed by Sally Brainerd of RKD, a local architecural firm.
It has four screens and 640 seats, and it opened on Friday, October 11, 2002.

COCowboy
COCowboy commented about Greenwood Plaza Stadium 12 on Apr 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm

I worked at the Continental before I helpled open the Greenwood Plaza 12 (as an assistant). After a few years there I transferred to The UA Corporate Offices. I remember that by being so close to Corprate, we were used to film the company’s Training videos. The District Offices were upstairs, just like at the continental (I wonder if District manager was following me). It had One big booth. When we oppened, I think we were one of the first Theatres, at least in Colorado, to have “(A)uto (T)icket (M)achine"s in the lobby.

COCowboy
COCowboy commented about Golden State Theatre on Apr 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Long time no see…

I was a past Manager of the State. It is good to see that all has gotten done that you were planing. I’m sure you all don’t think of me as much as I think of you. I do remember you Tom, and Martin… but I’m not seeing any of his posts. I’m sure you don’t think of me because at the time I was consitered working with the “Enemy”. I Managed the State, and the Regency, under the Empoyment of United Artist. I was there from about ‘94 to '96.

The preservation Society was a great buch of people. You were fun to work with, and gave me memories I could have never gotten anywhere else. I still talk about the Silent Phantom of the Opera on Halloween, and the other silents I was so fortunate to help you put on while I was there. I was younger, so I’m not sure that I was completely trusted, yet you were still kind.

I was underpaid, over worked, and did the best I could. I know that while I was there I gave that theatre my all. I Love that Theatre. I love what you guys have done with it, and I Love that You were able to get it done, when I knew of a time that it might not have happened.

I was wonderering what has come of all the Area on the floor above the messanine. While I was there it was less then empty. I don’t even remember where the door was to access it was (Maybe through the booth). I know the pigions cause’d the booth some problems in my day.

Anyway, I’m glad that everything worked out, and you were able to see it the way you wanted to.

Hope “Barney” wasn’t too much trouble.

COCowboy
COCowboy commented about Continental 10 on Apr 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm

What I miss the most is how close everyone was. It really was like family. Yet I have been in contact with no one. It makes me so happy to see past employees checking on places where they were, and how much those places still mean to them… even if most of them are nothing more than a reminder.

Are the changes, for better, or worse? I don’t believe the changes really matter to me one way or the other. I am stuck in knowing that I was there in one of the best times of my life, and nothing could bring that back anyway. My first day was the day before we opened “Die Hard”, we had a few small sleepers after that… “The Mighty Quin”, and “She Devil”, before we opened “The Abyss”. Seeing the pictures on the link above, of the “Identical” Continental, gave me shivers. I received the etched glass Common Wealth logo from the Box Office, the day we were acquired by United Artists. We did wear Tux shirts, carried flashlights, and in a 917+3 Seat auditorium we HAD to seat people. The tickets were not computerized, and could be torn with one hand. I can still hear the sound of the ticket machine. We loved to tell stories of what the lobby looked like before the fire, and how the fire started (I believe that it originated from the janitors closet.) I don’t remember if our “Ghost” had a name, but I do remember telling stories of our ghost, and how he came to live there.

Mom and Dad managed a small theatre in a mall in Arvada off I-25 and what is now Thorton. When I returned to Denver for college I was also worked at several of the theatres in Denver. I was employed by the Continental, while under Common Wealth. I was then “Lent” out to various Denver Theatres from the Cooper5 to the Cooper7, and every Cooper between them. Yes even the Copper Twin. After getting to know several employees, union projectionists, Managers, and District Managers, I moved to CA and worked at a Fox theatre for 2 years. When I moved back, I worked again at the Continental, before opening the Greenwood Plaza 12 (as an assistant). After a few years there I transferred to The UA Corporate Offices. I moved back to CA and Managed the “Golden State” theatre (Complete with Pipe Organ), until UA sold it to become a historical landmark.

I would like to be found by those who I’ve come to miss. Those who remember me and those worked at the same theatres, around the same time. I would even like to hear from someone who has worked at “My” theatres before, or after, me.
You can e-mail me from the email on my profile by clicking my Username.

COCowboy
COCowboy commented about Cooper Theatre on Apr 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm

GaryJB, and Other Employees of the Denver theatres,

Mom and Dad managed a small theatre in a mall in Arvada off I-25 and what is now Thorton. When I returned to Denver for college I was also worked at several of the theatres in Denver. I was employed by the Continental, while under Common Wealth. I was then “Lent” out to various Denver Theatres from the Cooper5 to the Cooper7, and every Cooper between them. Yes even the Copper Twin. After getting to know several employees, union projectionists, Managers, and District Managers, I moved to CA and worked at a Fox theatre for 2 years. When I moved back, I worked again at the Continental, before opening the Greenwood Plaza 12 (as an assistant). After a few years there I transferred to The UA Corporate Offices. I moved back to CA and Managed the “Golden State” theatre (Complete with Pipe Organ), until UA sold it to become a historical landmark. I love the Motion Picture theatre business, or at least I did.

What I miss the most is how close everyone was. It really was like family. Yet I have been in contact with no one. It makes me so happy to see past employees checking on places where they were, and how much they still mean to them… even if most of them are nothing more than a reminder.

I would like to be found by those who I’ve come to miss. Those who remember me and those worked at the same theatres, around the same time. I would even like to hear from someone who has worked at “My” theatres before, or after, me.
Tim Quealy