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I love this picture of the Cooper advertising “How the West Was Won”! This is the movie that galvanized my wonderful memories of this magnificent theater. The movie, the elegant theater, the reserved seating, the wonderful treats during the intermission….all created a very special evening out. The movie going public today has no idea of just how incredible this beautiful theater created such movie magic.
This theater was a magical place when it was new in the 60’s. The sound was incredible. Were all the speakers for the many channels of sound located behind the screen? So miss this outstanding place.
My first experience at the Denver Cooper was to see “How the West Was Won”, really the last three strip commercial movie shown. At the time I was a 15 year old farm kid from Nebraska. To say I was impressed would be an under statement. I managed to see that movie twice at the Cooper and my memories are rich and wonderful. It is hard to believe that it and the other two Cooper’s were all destroyed and lost forever. The one in Omaha was purchased by the Methodist Hospital and although many organizations attempted to save it, it became a parking lot for the hospital. Sad as they were all magnificent theaters.