Wyo Theater

309 S. 5th Street,
Laramie, WY 82070

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Wyo Theater

The Crown Theater in Laramie, Wyoming was built around 1925. It operated as the Crown Theater until 1950 when its new owner changed the name to the Wyo Theater.

At that same time, the theater was given an Art Deco style remodel to the plans of architect Charles D. Strong and had 803 seats. The Wyo Theater was closed in 2017.

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kencmcintyre on November 18, 2006 at 9:01 pm

Here is an article about financial aspects of the theater business:

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 14, 2009 at 7:27 am

A very underappreciated Art-Deco gem! Attended a showing of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” there last night and was very pleased with the theater and my experience as a whole. Admission was $3.00 for everyone. The theater only had 2 staff, a guy and girl in their late teens/early 20’s but they were very friendly and seemed quite proud of their little theater. They still have an old style ticket machine and a small lobby. The man working there told me that the theater opened in 1940.The carpet and paint were newer and the auditorium had painted, sloping wood floors and newer, comfortable seats. There is no balcony and the booth sits about 6 ½' off the floor. Much of the theater appears to be original with a stucco-like material on the ceiling and walls and one Art-Decoish cowboy on horseback mural on each wall. The projection is from a platter system.
The bathrooms are in the basement and are quite interesting to get to. Standing 6'3", I had to tilt myself backwards to walk down the steps!
The outside features a beautiful marquee with chasing lights.
The theater is very clean, well kept and beautiful. A must see for any theater historian!

kns4hst on September 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm

My husband and I managed this theater (him in the late 80’s) myself in the early 90’s. This theater is part of the reason we now own/operate The Historic State Theatre…such found memory’s. We had to repaint the sidewalk almost every year :)

TLSLOEWS on September 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Very nice looking theatre.

rivest266 on January 9, 2018 at 12:17 am

Closed as a cinema in 2017.

kpdennis on February 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

Recent photo of the theater added in the Photo section. Any idea what’s behind the cryptic message on the marquee?

RickB on February 19, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Here’s a 2016 local news story about the closing. Here’s an iMDB bio page for the owner.

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