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I really like this new theater, as the reclining seats are a great touch. Also like the discount pricing on Tuesdays at just $5.50 for most shows. Not sold on the Cooper auditorium though and really the like the America for the big screen experience.
This theater was originally opened and operated by Commonwealth and then United Artists before being sold to a local owner in the early 90s. Later in the mid to late 90s the theater was again sold to Carmike who operated it until their bankruptcy in the 2000s. After this the theater sat empty before being used a church and then later a second run discount house.
The owners (Movie Palaces) of a new Theater (Studio City® Mesa + ARQ® (West)) here in Casper, WY that opened on March 27, 2015 included one auditorium named after this theater. IT was built to emulate the Denver Cooper (it even features a glass showcase with memorabilia from the Denver Cooper). It features a large curved screen that is 65ft wide X 30ft tall. It also has large oversized leather seats. Tickets are reserved, rather than on a first-come-first served basis. This auditorium also features sound from Meyer Sound. The Movie Palaces has trademarked the technology in this auditorium as ARQ (Arc).
Not sure how it compares to the Denver Cooper, as I never watched a movie there.
As per http://movie-theatre.org/usa/wy/wyoming.htm this theater was once operated by Commonwealth Amusement Corp.
As listed at http://movie-theatre.org/usa/wy/wyoming.htm the Mesa at some point and time it was operated by Gibraltar Entertainment and later Commonwealth Amusements Corp.
As per http://movie-theatre.org/usa/wy/wyoming.htm this theater was operated at some point by Mann Theatres.
This theater started, as the Iris (not to be confused with the current Iris 8 Theater on Yellowstone).
In addition to parts of theater being torn down to make room for a Dick’s Sporting Goods, the rest of the theater is now part of an AT&T Wireless Store.
Here is a link to some photos of this theater.
This theater has been closed for a few years now. Parts of the theater were torn down in order to make room a Dick’s Sporting Goods Store.
As of October 1, 2010 this theater features bargain pricing on second-run movies.
Here is a link to their website.
This is actually owned by Movie Palaces Inc. or at least that is name listed at the bottom of their website.
This is actually owned by Movie Palaces, Inc. or at least that is name listed at the bottom of their website.
The last owner of this theater was Movie Palaces, Inc., that owns other theaters in Rock Springs, Green River, Cheyenne, and Casper.
Theater was originally was owned by Commonwealth. Commonwealth was later bought out by United Artists. Later along with the Cole Square 3 this theater was bought by current owner Carmike. Unlike the Carmike theaters in Casper and Rock Springs this location survived the chopping block when the company was in chapter 11 bankruptcy early in this decade.
This theater located in the Cole Square Shopping Center on east Pershing Blvd. was first owned by Commonwealth, which was bought out by United Artists. Later on this location along with the theater at the Frontier Mall were sold to Carmike, the current owner. Unlike the Carmike owned theaters in both Casper and Rock Springs the Cheyenne locations survived the chopping block when the company was in chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in this decade.
It been reported by KCWY Channel 13 in Casper, WY that the theatre has been sold and being is renovated. The new owners expect to have the renovations completed by next summer. The owners say that the theatre will show live recordings of Broadway musicals, concerts and sporting events, in addition to movies.
This theatre was later renamed The Fox. It been reported by KCWY Channel 13 in Casper, WY that the theatre has been sold and being is renovated. The new owners expect to have the renovations completed by next summer. The owners say that the theatre will show live recordings of Broadway musicals, concerts and sporting events, in addition to movies.
Can’t tell you much about the history of this theater located at 2nd and Center other than the fact that Commonwealth Theaters leased the theater in 80s. In the late 80s it was sold and then remodeled. I remember standing in line several times to watch a double feature for just $1.50. Also remember, as many did waiting to see movies there for a cheap price, as they had play at the theater in Eastridge Mall or Beverly Plaza before moving to the America or Rialto downtown. The first of many double futures watched was BIG and something with John Candy I think. Last year the theater was remodeled once again. The movie screen size was reduced during this remodel.