Chief Theater

21 E. Pike's Peak Avenue,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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UTE Theatre exterior with the nearbt Chief Theatre down the street on the left

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 12, 2007 at 1:48 pm

Listed in Film Daily Yearbooks from at least 1941 thru 1950 and beyond.

Irene225
Irene225 on June 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm

I remember going to the Chief in the late 40’s and seeing “Rosanna McCoy”. I was about 9 or 10 years old. My dad was in the Army reserves at Camp Carson and we were in Colorado for two weeks (from California). I guess it’s now Fort Carson.

Wurlitzer1773
Wurlitzer1773 on October 20, 2008 at 5:01 pm

The Wurlitzer theatre organ was lovely moved to the City Auditorium (Just down the street) where it is used often and with much success.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Here is a March 1972 ad from the Colorado Springs Gazette:
http://tinyurl.com/mfykyf

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 12, 2009 at 12:57 pm

This was in Boxoffice magazine, December 1951:

COLORADO SPRINGS-Sid Cox, assistant manager of the Chief for the past year, has been named manager of the 8th Street Drive-In, succeeding Ed Kelly, who has been transferred to Pueblo by Westland Theaters Co. Cos started his career as an usher at the Chief.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

I believe that it stopped showing movies in 1972.

SamBrown
SamBrown on February 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

I went there often in the 60s then in the 70s urban renewal wanted everything modern in the springs so they said the building was unsafe so they tor it down and believe it the put up a parking lot

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on March 20, 2014 at 12:14 am

Seated 1,363 according to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1942

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