Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Avenue,
Denver, CO 80218

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Ogden Theatre

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The Ogden Theatre opened as a movie theatre on September 6, 1917.

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jramats
jramats on January 19, 2005 at 3:48 pm

I think they have re-opened. I have seen a couple concerts scheduled for the theater.

paulomalley
paulomalley on November 1, 2005 at 8:58 am

The Ogden Theater (935 East Colfax Avenue) was opened in 1917 by John Thompson, who also ran the Thompson (later Bluebird) Theater at 3317 East Colfax. There is a very good description of the interior of the Ogden in the July 5, 1919 (p. 89) issue of the Moving Picture World. For a time in the 1970s and 1980s the Ogden was part of the Landmark chain and ran double features several times a week.

raile
raile on August 9, 2006 at 6:48 am

The Ogden is alive and well as a concert venue (Billy Idol is playing there tonight, August 9, 2006). It was a great movie theatre; I saw more midnight showings there of “Rocky Horror” than I care to remember back in 1985-1987. It’s a shame that it no longer shows movies, but I’m happy that the old building is being put to good use.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 27, 2006 at 5:38 pm

Here is a photo taken prior to the grand opening in 1917:
http://tinyurl.com/f27wn

Patsy
Patsy on November 1, 2006 at 4:43 pm

Another building with great architecture design and special tile roof without the 1968 marquee that just doesn’t look as nice as it covers up the tile area with the word…OGDEN.

William
William on March 8, 2007 at 9:43 am

The Ogden Theatre at one time was operated by Fox Intermountain Theatres, Inc.

randini
randini on September 18, 2007 at 4:28 pm

When the Ogden was a Landmark house in the early 1980s it was the principal venue for the Denver International Film Festival. I was their Programming Consultant then and can remember introducing famed British director Michael Powell before a packed matinee crowd for the 1940 “Thief of Bagdad”. Also Lillian Gish after a screening of “Broken Blossoms”.Those were the days!

Glad to see my old friend Paul O'Malley is still carrying the torch for Denver movie theatres!

Randy Man

philbertgray
philbertgray on November 6, 2007 at 9:50 am

Photo of the Ogden Theatre – early 1900s

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blgwc
blgwc on March 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Here’s to David Snow, Ogden projectionist during most of its Parallax/Landmark days and part of the fun during Rocky Horror shows.

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