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This was the UA Denver flagship during the mid to late 90’s. The corp office was only a mile or so away. I worked for corp concessions during this time and almost every new idea was tested in that location. Like most megaplex’s of that day, the auditoriums have been retrofitted for stadium, but even prior it was a good place to see a show. Being so close to corp there was a strong focus on managing it correctly. The box offices were in an area protected by a wall of roll-up doors. When the weather was nice you were basically outside and could be protected from the cold or rain when the weather was bad.
It is a great use and I know many people always talked about what a great nightclub it would be if it ever closed. Close enough. On the down side, there don’t seem to be many bookings for acts and maintenance on the building doesn’t seem to be getting done. A drive by shows a lot of needed roof repair that is just getting worse. It’s a great building, but not one you can ignore. The problems will pile up.
This really is an under-appreciated theatre. The customer service was poor for a while, but has gotten better. The building sits on what was the parking lot for the older UA Cinema City. This was a 6 plex with rooms ranging from 98 to 500. Shortly after this location opened, Rave opened an 18 plex that took a lot of the business leaving a nice theatre you can always get into.
Current news is that this location may be purchased and cleared to build a restaurant. I worked for UA for many years including this location and corp in Denver. There are a lot of great old locations that they just can’t afford to keep open. It’s a shame. This is a fun place to see a movie.