Parrot Theatre

9758 E. Colfax Avenue,
Aurora, CO 80010

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Parrot Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre was listed without seating count on the Film Daily Yearbook of 1926. It was closed in August 1928. It reopened on September 15, 1928 as the Parrot Theatre. It was still open in 1929. It had closed by January 1932 and was being converted into a store. By June 2017 the building was in retail use as Music City.

Contributed by Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 26, 2019 at 5:15 am

The September 1, 1928 issue of Motion Picture News had this item about the demise of the Hollywood Theatre:

“The Hollywood Theatre, Aurora, Colorado, has been closed and dismantled by Sam H. Horner, who has operated the theatre for the past year. Mr. Hennen [sic] has given the city of Aurora the best of service and a fair chance to support a theatre of its own; business, however, dropped to the point where it was impossible to continue and Mr. Horner used his only alternative in closing the theatre and selling the equipment.”

MichaelKilgore on August 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm

Aurora Democrat, August 31, 1928: “The Hollywood Theatre has been purchased by E. K. Menagh, of Fort Lupton. Mr, Menagh has had twelve years successful experience in the theatre business and is owner of the Star at Fort Lupton, as well as of the Hollywood, which he plans to re-decorate and upon re-opening the name of Aurora’s show house will be changed to the Parrot.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Not sure if Mr. Menagh went through with his plans. The Parrot Theatre never made it into any editions of Film Daily Yearbook.

MichaelKilgore on October 6, 2020 at 5:34 am

The Parrot really existed, if not for very long, according to more issues of the Aurora Democrat.

On Sept. 14, 1928, it ran a schedule of movies beginning Saturday, Sept. 15. “Under new management the old Hollywood, now known as the Parrot, will make earnest effort to give Aurora a picture show that we can all be proud of. Only the best pictures will be shown and every effort will be made to please you. Let’s all go!”

Sept. 21, 1928: “The Parrot Theatre, which has been artistically re-decorated, promises to be an attraction to Aurora’s movie fans this season. The new management are showing the best pictures obtainable, and with good music and comfortable seats, an evening at the Parrot is an evening of real enjoyment.”

Sept. 28, 1928: Ainslie R. Davis was appointed manager.

Oct. 11, 1929: The Women’s Library Club put on a play at the Parrot on Oct. 8.

Jan. 1, 1932: “The building formerly occupied by the Parrot theatre at Emporia and Colfax is being remodeled into a store building.”

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