Skyline Theatre

606 Main Street,
Canon City, CO 81212

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Skyline Theatre, Canon City CO 1989

Opened in 1917 as the Jones Theatre, with 999 seats. It was just a couple of buildings along Main Street from the Canon City Opera House (later Sarah Theatre).

It was re-named Skyline Theatre around 1935. The seating capacity had then been reduced to 748. This small town theatre was still a single screen, playing first run movies until it closed in September 2017. New owners have plans to reopen in Spring of 2020.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 2, 2005 at 2:33 am

The Skyline Theatre is listed in Film Daily Yearbook editions from at least 1941. Seating capacity is given as 748 or 750.

RoyVoss on December 2, 2006 at 6:48 pm

The Skyline Theater was built, as a Movie Theater, in 1918. It still operates, showing first run movies. It now seats 256. We still have the balcony(not in use by the public). It was remodeled about 5 years ago by the previous owners. Looks great. They put alot of care into it.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm

A 1985 view of the Skyline Theatre in Canon City here and a 1987 view here.

kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Here’s the Skyline in 1989 – a Colorado outpost of Gotham City!
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CSWalczak on September 29, 2010 at 11:52 pm

This theater is now operating as a second-run, discount theater: View link

coweyhere on November 6, 2010 at 11:53 pm

A photo from July 2010:

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kpdennis on June 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm

The Skyline now operates as a first-run house in the digital age. Driving through Canon City today, they are playing X-Men: Apocalypse.

Trolleyguy on September 11, 2019 at 9:40 am

The status of the Skyline should be Closed. It closed in September 2017 and its projection equipment was moved to the 4 Mile Cinema. Story here.

MichaelKilgore on November 19, 2019 at 11:03 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Dec. 11, 1948: “Spontaneous combustion caused explosion on coalbin in Skyline, Canon City, Colo. Crowd marched out, show resumed in 20 minutes.”

MichaelKilgore on February 13, 2020 at 4:31 pm

The CaƱon City Daily Record wrote on Aug. 9, 2019 that Chuck and Marianne James planned to reopen the Skyline in the spring of 2020. “The Jameses were the third owners of the Skyline … (when they) first owned it from 1993 to 2004.” They bought it this time in May 2019 from the Nothdurft family, which owns the local 4 Mile Cinema. “The Jameses agreed not to run it as a commercial operation for a year.”

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