University Theater

Libby Drive,
Boulder, CO 80309

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University Theater

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Showed movies weekly for the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the International Film Series and other groups from the 1920’s until 1983. Located on the campus, it is now strictly live theater. It had 2 Simplex Standard 35mm machines and 1 Homes 16mm. The booth no longer exists.

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williame303
williame303 on January 15, 2016 at 9:05 am

This building was completed in 1904 as the University Library. When a new library was built in 1940, this space was converted into a theatre by prominent Boulder architect Glen Huntington in the Art Deco style. It was called “The Little Theater” to distinguish it from the 2100 seat Macky Auditorium nearby. The university’s International Film Series was founded in 1941 and used this space as their primary venue. Well into the 1960s this was Boulder’s only “art house” showing films of Bergman, Fellini, Brakhage, and Warhol. During that time it was also the campus’s main live theatre venue.

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