Isis Theatre

406 East Hopkins Avenue,
Aspen, CO 81611

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on March 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 21, 2011 at 2:31 am

Here is Metropolitan Theatres' official Isis Theatre page. They are listing movies on only four screens, though.

This web page appears to be a sale listing for the building, though the information on it does not appear to be up-to-date. It has a few photos, as well as details about the building and its history. This page says that, as of 2001, there were five screens, and that the total seating capacity was 753. Perhaps one of the auditoriums has since been closed.

The original auditorium of the Isis was entirely demolished in 1998. Only the facade of the original building (which was erected in 1892 as a warehouse) is still standing.

ROKMOD on August 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm


Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm

The Isis is listed in 1998 with 387 seats. Still listed as a single screen. Operator that year was D. Linza.

jrs847 on January 5, 2007 at 8:07 am

What a shame that they gutted and multiscreened it. The old Isis was a treat. If Aspen can’t save a historic theater, who can?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 16, 2006 at 2:09 pm

Here is a photo of the Isis Theater in Aspen. Click on the photo to expand it.

joemasher on December 14, 2005 at 2:12 am

The original auditorium was demolished and a new building was added containing the five screens. There are three larger screens on the ground floor, and three smaller houses in the basement. There is no original interior decor left from the single screen days. The lobby was completely gutted and rebuilt.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2005 at 1:35 pm

I understand that the 360 seat count was from its single screen days, but its better than “Unknown”. I figured that we could bid the count up slightly to make it look better. I was going to multiply it by five but that count would be way too high. :)

KenRoe on September 11, 2005 at 1:24 pm

Thing is lostmemory, that was then, now it looks like they have added screens and possibly built them onto adjoining land? Is the original auditorium intact? Without a phone call to the current theatre operators we will never know! lol

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2005 at 1:09 pm

If I don’t get a better offer, I’ll settle for the 360 seats. :)

KenRoe on September 11, 2005 at 12:45 pm

Listed as open in the 1950 F.D.Y. with a seating capacity of 360.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 10, 2005 at 4:28 pm

Here is a website with some photos and background on the renovation of the Isis Theater.