Minturn Theater

201 Main Street,
Minturn, CO 81645

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The Jewel Theater was renamed Minturn Theater in 1937, and operated to at least 1970’s. The building was demolished in 1991.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 9, 2010 at 2:55 am

It looks like the Minturn didn’t open in 1937, but only got a name change. The May 8 issue of Boxoffice that year said that it had previously been called the Jewel.

The Minturn must have been doing OK in the 1960s, as the January 29, 1968, issue of Boxoffice said that operator Lloyd Greve had rebuilt the interior, added air conditioning, redecorated and installed new draperies.

Either Lloyd Greve or his father, John Greve, is mentioned as the owner or operator of the Minturn in all the Boxoffice items I can find mentioning the house from 1943 until 1971, when the September 13 issue said that Lloyd Greve had sold the theater to John T. O'Leary.

After this the Minturn changed hands frequently. The January 22, 1973, Boxoffice said that Michael Barry and Bill Pence would be opening the Minturn Movie on the 27th of that month.

A Michael Palmer had taken over by 1975, when the October 13 issue of Boxoffice reported yet another remodeling, one which gave the building “…a new front and marquee installation. The theatre is now done in a western motif.”

Boxoffice of January 29, 1979, reported that yet another operator, Jim Douras, had installed a new screen and automated the booth. I haven’t found the theater mentioned after that.

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