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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 27, 2007 at 6:36 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 1791 style F 3M was installed in the Burns Opera House (Burns) (Chief) Theater on 11/22/1927. Status: sold.

Irene225
Irene225 on June 11, 2008 at 1:41 am

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 21, 2008 at 1:01 am

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 17, 2009 at 6:09 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 12, 2009 at 8:57 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm

You must like this theater.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I believe that it stopped showing movies in 1972.

SamBrown
SamBrown on February 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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 7:14 am

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

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