Lincoln Popcorn Palace

1615 Central Avenue,
Cheyenne, WY 82001

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A great classic in downtown Cheyenne!

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 14, 2009 at 12:17 am

It is a 2nd run discount house. admission (presently) is $2.00 or free when you purchase a bag of popcorn. I visited in March of ‘09 and saw “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” In the original downstairs auditorium. My memory isn’t serving me well but for some reason, I think that it’s a triplex. I seem to remember the upstairs having 2 theaters with the large, original auditorium down. At any rate, it is very tastefully divided, as someone else stated above. The color scheme in the main auditorium is blue and it features a curved screen. It is a very large and impressive building, both inside and out. The lobby is very nice and well decorated with a large concession stand. Took a peek in the balcony theater (or one of them, if I’m right about it being a triplex) and it was very nice as well, although very small. It did retain much of the original balcony look and feel.

A wonderful theater to visit. I’d kill to have been able to experience it back in its single screen days!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 11, 2010 at 5:42 am

Fox Intermountain Theatres spent $125,000 to renovate the Lincoln Theatre in 1955. The reopening was mentioned in Boxoffice of August 20. The modern front dates from that time. The renovation, under the supervision of Fox Intermountain’s in-house architect Mel C. Glatz, included upgrading the screen and projection equipment to allow the Lincoln to present movies in the latest wide screen processes including Todd-AO.

The earliest mention of the Lincoln Theatre I’ve found in Boxoffice dates from October 1, 1938. It was listed as one of a number of theaters presenting both movies and live stage acts, though usually only on a single-day basis. As it had a stage, it was most likely opened in the 1920s or earlier.

MichaelGraham on February 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

This is actually owned by Movie Palaces Inc. or at least that is name listed at the bottom of their website.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 22, 2010 at 6:19 am

Photo in Boxoffice magazine showing the front of the theatre for presentation of Annie Get Your Gun, issue of September 30, 1950:
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TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Interesting name.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Another great looking theatre.

roburtone on May 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

The Lincoln closed for several years during the 1980s. I enjoyed seeing a handful of movies here after it reopened, before it was twinned. It is a real treasure!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm

The April 1, 1927, issue of Motion Picture News said that the new Lincoln Theatre in Cheyenne had opened the previous week. The house was owned by the Plains Theatre Corporation.

Chris1982 on September 14, 2014 at 1:41 am

The Lincoln Theater is a well-known landmark for motorists traveling America’s first coast-to-coast road, the old Lincoln Highway. The 1950′s Art Deco style cinema still charges only a small admission.

MichaelGraham on December 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

As per this theater was operated at some point by Mann Theatres.

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