Woodlawn Theater

1500 W. Littleton Boulevard,
Littleton, CO 80120

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valkaries
valkaries on February 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I loved reading all the wonderful comments about the Woodlawn! If anybody has any old Photos of it from the 1960’s or 1970’s PLEASE email me at . I will also share them with the Littleton Historical Society, as they are needing original photos of the theater in it’s hayday. It was a wonderful place!

Dogman
Dogman on February 19, 2013 at 12:59 am

ramullen: I don’t recall knowing your mom, but I probably did. She and my mom, Mary Ann Thompson likely knew each other well. We were always finding stuff, wallets, combs, jackets, hats, sweaters, and an occasional pair of panties. There used to be a box in the ticket window for lost & found things. The strangest was a big ring of keys. We found out when they came to retreive the ring that it belonged to an employee of the Savings & Loan office over by the Pancake house. Those were good days. I loved that theater.

ramullen
ramullen on February 9, 2013 at 2:56 am

My mom used to work at the Woodlawn Theater, as the part-time bookkeeper, so we got to go see movies for free on Saturdays. I remember Mr. Fagan too, loved him although he did indeed act a big grouchy…he had gout and was in a lot of pain, tried to hide it. They sold those giant dill pickles at the concession stand, for 5 cents. Remember when they were sweeping the floor after the last Saturday show and found a 28AA bra, lol. Maybe “Dogman” (above) was the bra-finder, who knows? Dogman do you remember my mom, Joanne Mullen?

Dogman
Dogman on December 4, 2012 at 4:00 am

The Managers name was Breck Fagan. Mr. Fagan would often raise the house lights right after the cartoons, and threaten all of us “Malcontents” with horrible things if we acted up. Following his speech, he would motion to John Slott, Master Projectionist to go ahead and start the main feature. KUDY was the first radio station on the second floor, followed by KMOR then KDKO. Among us kids, we had heard that children acting up and brought to the Manager’s office would never be seen again. We really believed that. My mom and I used to clean the theater. I always feared Mr. Fagan. (actually he was a nice old fellow). He loved to intimidate kids. He would always provide jobs for older kids, 16, 17 18. Ushers, concessions, tickets, etc. I egg-shampooed his car at his home one Halloween. He died of a heart attack a few weeks later. I still feel guilty about egging his car. I sure miss Woodlawn.

Jedediah
Jedediah on June 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Although a native Texan my family lived in what is now Centennial from 1958-1963. Well do I remember the Woodlawn. There was an embankment across the alley where the retaining wall is now and the manager was constantly cautioning us about running across the alley and up the slope because we would get squashed by cars. That and “No Whistling!” I remember it well.

RobertBruceBaird
RobertBruceBaird on April 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

This was my favorite movie house. Always riding my bicycle miles to see a James Bond flick (1965) at the age of 8 years old with my younger sister who was six years old at the time.

KevinPreston
KevinPreston on March 13, 2012 at 4:09 am

Guys….between the site not accepting photos for a few years, AND me not getting around to it, it has been a while. Finally….I dug this out and here it is for your enjoyment.

This was taken when I had to go back to Denver on business in 2004. I went inside the salon and the ladies were really nice to me. Most of the salon is in the area where the lobby and the snack bar was.

If you Google Map 1500W Littleton Blvd, you will see this show up…look for the “Adventures in Dance” location, a little to the right of the red “A” denoting the address. This is the end of the building where the Woodlawn was.

Other interesting tidbits…the “Savers” building, right North of the Woodlawn, used to be, I believe, a Safeway…it has that odd domed architecture that was popular for a few years. Across Littleton Blvd you can see one of the last “A-frame” International House of Pancakes buildings. Sadly, it is closed at the time the Google images were taken…it was open I believe when I was there in 2004. I used to eat there with my mom when she took me shopping, we are talking 1966 and 1967. I still remember her eating the “diet plate”, hamburger patty, cottage cheese and Ry-Krisp. Funny, 45 years later we call that a proper weight loss diet, and they “got it” back then. I loved going to that place.

Hope you guys enjoy the picture and memories!

DeeAnn365
DeeAnn365 on January 31, 2012 at 3:23 am

I grew up at Woodlawn, too! Every Saturday (and Sunday?) – What was the manager’s name? Remember, he would yell at all of us to be quiet… Good memories though! Hope Kevin gets the photo up!!!

KevinPreston
KevinPreston on June 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Valkaries…I have a photo of this, let me try to dig it out. I took it when I made the first post—OMG—6 years can it be??? But CT was not accepting pics at that time. Now that it is back up, I will dig up that picture! Hold on!

valkaries
valkaries on January 12, 2010 at 3:45 am

I am desperate to find a PHOTOGRAPH of this theater! Anyone who has any suggestions, please let me know! I grew up at this theater and would love a pic of it.
Thanks!!

Hollycollins
Hollycollins on August 7, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Let us entertain you! Adventures in Dance has moved into the old Fox movie theatre space at Woodlawn Shopping center.

The stark brother’s orchards were developed into the Woodlawn shopping center in 1955. by 1956 the 800 seat Fox Woodlawn theatre was announced, and opened it’s doors by June of 1959. It entertained the community until the mid 1970’s.

The original marquee is still on the front of the building, and it’s lobby is now new creations hair salon. The top floor now houses the elegant Adventures in Dance, where you can now dance the Foxtrot, as well as many other social dances, in the old Fox cinema.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 30, 2007 at 2:28 am

The address given for the shopping center is:

1500 W Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO 80120

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 14, 2005 at 12:16 am

“As early as February 1955 the announcement had been made that an 800-seat movie theater would be built in the Woodlawn Shopping Center. It opened as the Fox Woodlawn Theater sometime between May 1956 and June 1956. It was the Woodlawn Theater when it closed, probably in the mid-1970s. Radio station KMOR was upstairs beside the theater in the 1960s”.