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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Lake Estes Drive-In on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm

There is no remaining trace of the theater now that the projection/snack bar/manager’s house building and the box office have been demolished within the past couple years. Status should be changed to closed/demolished.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Twin Peaks 10 on Dec 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on December 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm (remove) The theater should be listed as CLOSED and DEMOLISHED. Its final day of operation was Sunday, July 20th 2014 and the last movie to play in the theater was a 4:40pm screening of “Tammy”. “How To Train Your Dragon 2” was another of the closing day films. The theater was demolished on August 1st, 2014. The theater was closed/demolished due to the fact that the entire Twin Peaks Mall was closed and demolished for redevelopment of a new mall. Regal plans to be opening a 12 screen theater with an RPX screen sometime in December 2015 on the site. The theater was built/opened in 1997 and had completely converted to digital in recent years. The Simplex 35mm projectors were donated to The University of Colorado, Boulder’s Film Studies Department and two of them have been reinstalled in the Visual Arts Center’s auditorium.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Movies 1,2,3 on Dec 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Before United Artists bought him out, the theater was owned by K-Theatres, headed by Longmont local Dick Klein who also owned the Trojan Theatre (now Longmont Performing Arts Center), Plaza Theatre, Courtyard Four Theatres and Star Vu Drive-In in town.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Boulder Theatre on Oct 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

The last 35mm film to play at The Boulder was “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Friday, October 17th, 2014. Doors opened at 7:30pm, live preshow entertainment/activities typical of RHPS screenings occurred between 8:00 and 8:45pm and film hit the screen at 8:45pm. Projectionists were Mr. John Templeton (a union projectionist/stage hand/audio engineer since December 11th, 1973 and projectionist at The Boulder since March of 1973) and myself, Mr. Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez (projectionist for over 15 years and union projectionist since 2007, projectionist at The Boulder since March of 2007). Theater was sold out. I literally just tore out the booth with Mr. Templeton less than an hour ago (Monday, October 20th, 2014 9:45am-12:30pm). The booth will be used in the foreseeable future for spotlights and a DCP system will also be brought in occasionally for film festivals and special screenings. All other cinema screenings will be presented on a non-permanent, small digital projector and Bluray/DVD player mounted downstairs at the sound rack.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Flagler Theater on Sep 23, 2014 at 12:28 am

Went digital summer of 2014

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Promotional tape measure from Ted Knox, a former partner in the Windsor Theater, theater supply company on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Promotional tape measure from former Windsor Theater business partner Ted Knox’s theater supply company.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Theater carpet backing on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Backing view of carpet installed in the Wondsor Theater in 1954

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about An unused remnant of carpet that was installed in the theater in 1954 on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Unused original remnant of carpet installed in Windsor Theater in 1954

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Theater carpet surface on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Front view of carpet installed in the Windsor Theater in 1954

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about An unused remnant of carpet that was installed in the theater in 1954 on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:33 pm

This exact same carpet was also installed in the home of Mickey and Ola Stanger, former owners.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Palace Theatre on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Not closed-as of now, at least. Just googling the name and city pulls up a very active Facebook page and Google says they’re currently playing “Lucy”.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about West Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 3:33 am

Seated 500 according to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1942. Also listed as closed that same year.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Ute Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 3:16 am

Seated 1,200 according to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1942

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Trail Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 3:16 am

Seated 810 according to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1942

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Chief Theater on Mar 20, 2014 at 3:14 am

Seated 1,363 according to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1942

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Sands Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 2:50 am

Listed as The Emerson and seating 362 in the 1942 Film Daily Yearbook

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Mines Theater on Mar 20, 2014 at 2:13 am

Listed and as seating 250 in the 1942 Film Daily Yearbook

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Boulder Theatre on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:35 am

Seated 712 according to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1942

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Isis Theatre on Mar 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Seated 360 according to Film Daily Yearbook of 1942. Also listed as closed that year.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Seated 572 according to Film Daily Yearbook of 1942

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Capitol Theater on Mar 19, 2014 at 4:27 am

By the way, not to be rude or go off topic but this whole “looks closed”/“appears to have closed” business that plagues Cinema Treasures (and too often, erroneously gets statuses changed) is getting old. This is a VERY important website used for dozens of different purposes by thousand of different people so accuracy really is of paramount importance-please research things before making statements. Remember, many of these theaters in sleepy little towns, especially ones with elderly owners/operators/staff/volunteers (which is often the case) appear quite stagnate while continuing to operate as usual. Additionally, these little theaters will often randomly close temporarily due to lack of pictures to show, competing school athletic events, town events, needed repairs, etc without being gone for good. Not only can these misleading comments cause problems for historians but a good deal of the general public uses this site to find theaters for various reasons-do you really want to steer potential customers/interested visitors from these struggling little venues because they falsely believe it’s closed? Be careful,please!

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Twin City Drive In on Mar 19, 2014 at 3:54 am

Says “Twin Cities” as opposed to “Twin City” but this speaker positively was harvested from this theater.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about Capitol Theater on Mar 19, 2014 at 3:13 am

Needs to be changed to open-the theater is alive and well. Already made the digital conversion as well so I’d say they aren’t going anywhere either…

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about New Fox Theatre on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm

The Silver City Cinema is not and never was the same theater as the Liberty Bell/Fox. The Silver City Cinema was a single screen theater that was built into a completely different, one story building, back in the 1980s or 90s. The said building had never been a theater before this conversion and the Silver City Cinema closed just a few years ago leaving Leadville with no movie theaters.

The Liberty Bell later became the Fox,burned down in the 1960s and the ruins were demolished. I do not know much past this however.

The Tabor Opera House was located right across the street and also served as a movie theater from the teens through roughly the 1950s. I have heard tales about how the two venues (Tabor and Liberty Bell/Fox) often shared a projectionist who kept busy running across the street throughout the night.

The name and history in this listing, needless to say, needs some drastic revision as it is completely misleading and inaccurate. The Silver City Cinema needs its own listing and the status of this theater needs to be listed as closed/demolished.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez commented about East Drive-In on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm

According to an old matchbook I own (uploading an image soon), the address is 12600 East Colfax