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My first movie at the Cooper Cinerama was in 1965, “Its a Mad Mad World”. I was with my high school senior class on the senior class trip from the San Luis Valley to the big city.
The last movie I saw there was “Gettysburg” on Thanksgiving Day, 1993. Shortly after that, the theatre was closed and then demolished.
See Boxoffice magazine for August 30, 1971, for more details in the Modern Theatre Section beginning on page 12. This is for the Cooper 1,2,3 Theatre complex.
The Hippodrome “opened July 22, 1919 with the feature The Knickerbocker Buckeroo starring Douglas Fairbanks…The building survived several fires, a tornado in 1947, and interior alterations. The retention of the original pre-neon sign is particularly remarkable…The Hippodrome…is listed in the State Register of Historic Properties.” (from Colorado History/NOW, “Do you know this building?”)
Looking for information re: Cozad Rialto theater organ sold or given to Colorado church in 1940’s. Trying to update Organ Historical Society database.