Foam Theatre

Center, CO 81125

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The Foam Theatre was opened prior to 1936. The Foam Theatre seated 300 according to the Film Daily Yearbook’s of 1941 & 1942. In 1943 there is a 300-seat Faun Theatre operating, and in 1950, the Film Daily Yearbook lists a 450-seat Fawn Theatre.

Contributed by Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez

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MichaelKilgore on September 19, 2019 at 5:06 pm

Boxoffice, Feb. 19, 1949: “Herbert Gumper hopes to be able to open his new 450-seat Fawn, Center, Colo., by Easter.”

Boxoffice, April 30, 1949: “CENTER, COLO. – The 434-seat New Center Theatre has opened here following a year of construction work. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Herb Gumper, the New Center is housed in a 50x20-foot two-story building which houses, in addition to the auditorium, projection booth, cry room and restrooms, two small store spaces on the ground floor and an apartment and three office spaces on the second floor. The Fawn, which has served Center for the past 20 years, will be closed for the present, but will be reopened during the potato harvest in the fall, it was reported.”

MichaelKilgore on November 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Looks like there were two indoor theaters in Center, according to this note in the July 19, 1947 Motion Picture Herald: “Herb Gumper wants permit for second theatre in Center, Colo.”

MichaelKilgore on January 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Boxoffice, May 14, 1962: “Holly Chambers is now operating the Center Theatre and Frontier Drive-In at Center”

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