Federal Theater

3830 Federal Boulevard,
Denver, CO 80211

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AiYume on August 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I used to go to the Federal Theater in the 80s. It had reopened as a second run theater to try to compete with the newly opening discount theaters in the Denver area.

The first movie I remember seeing there was Tron toward the end of summer in 1982. The last movie I remember seeing there was Pretty in Pink in the spring of 1986.

In contrast to the article at Westword linked earlier, I have no recollection of the Federal showing porn. The neighborhood seems like it would have been unsuited to such a theater.

CSWalczak on June 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm

An artist’s impression of the Federal Theater is here:

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and an article about closed Denver theaters that mentions the Federal’s history after closing as a theater is here:

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