Mines Theatre

1535 Miner Street,
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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1950's photo courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.

The Idaho Springs Opera House was built in 1912. By 1931 it had been renamed Mines Theatre.

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kencmcintyre on November 8, 2008 at 1:34 pm

The Mines was part of the Wesco Theaters chain in 1963.

monika on June 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm

The Mines Theater is now operating as The Opera House Mall, 1535 Miner Street.

DavidZornig on August 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Great photo added courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page. Should be used as the page photo.

Sanborn photo of the signage of Miner St., Idaho Springs, late-30s/early-40s

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Signs above the entrance of this building read “The Opera House” and “Erected 1912.” It was apparently the second location of the Idaho Springs Opera House, as another theater of that name was in operation at least as early as 1886. This Waymarking page has a photo and text of the historic marker pertaining to the theater building and its former neighbor, a commercial block destroyed by fire in 1989 and since replaced by a small park. The earliest mention of the name Mines Theatre I’ve found dates from 1931, but the name might have been adopted earlier.

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