Broadway Theater

618 Broadway,
Rock Springs, WY 82901

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Originally opened as the West Theatre, with 758 seats. In recent years it became the Star Cinema 2. Around 2013, it was renovated and reopened as the Broadway Theater. It is owned and operated by the City of Rock Springs, WY. It is now a 350-seat theater providing live acting and musical entertainment to the Rock Springs community.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 27, 2006 at 9:49 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition, lists the Grand Theatre with a seating capacity of 572.

Museumgirl
Museumgirl on May 30, 2007 at 7:26 am

The Grand Theatre is a completely different building. It was located at 463 North Front Street.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 30, 2007 at 8:22 am

RSmuseumgirl; Many thanks for your input & correction. The Grand Theatre now has it’s own dedicated page on Cinema Treasures:
/theaters/20046/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 30, 2007 at 8:44 am

Yes, the Rialto Theatre is listed in editions of F.D.Y. between 1941 and 1950 at least with a seating capacity of 1,125. Operated by Fox Intermountain Theatres in the 1940’s. Address anyone? Please. Then we can add it to C.T.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

There is a 1981 photo on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/c7mdvs

MichaelGraham
MichaelGraham on February 21, 2010 at 11:24 am

The last owner of this theater was Movie Palaces, Inc., that owns other theaters in Rock Springs, Green River, Cheyenne, and Casper.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 23, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I think the address for this theater and the one for the Star Theatre in Rock Springs may have been reversed. According to this online history for 618 Broadway Street, the theater at that address was built as the West with 758 seats and then became the Rock: View link

In addition, the theater at 618 Broadway is going to be renovated and reopened according to this announcement, which indicates its former name was the Rock and that new facility will given its original name of the West: View link

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 24, 2010 at 12:12 am

I am certain that the addresses have been reversed; a search on 591 Broadway Street shows that the premises is the Victory Christian Fellowship church and the church’s website mentions that it was a former theater. The online history cited above indicates that the church could have chosen either the theater at 591 Broadway or the Rock at 618 Broadway and chose the former.

The addresses for this and the Star Theatre in Rock Springs should be corrected. This status of the Star Theater Two should be be Closed/Restoring, and the aka list should include West Theatre.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 25, 2010 at 12:04 am

Area citizens are being invited to vote on what the renovated former Rock Theater should be named when it re-opens: View link

The address still needs to be corrected and an aka of West Theater still needs to be added.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

I see the correction has now been made; thanks.

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