Kimball's Peak Three

115 E. Pikes Peak Avenue,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theatres, Westland Theaters Inc.

Architects: Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Peak Theatre, Kimball's Peak Two

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Peak Theatre - Colorado Springs, CO February 1997

Opened as the Peak Theatre in 1935, it was built for the Westland Theater group and had 400 seats. They showed first run movies. It was remodeled in 1949/1950 to the plans of architect Robert O. Boller of architectural firm Boller Brothers. It was remodeled again in the early-1960’s. The auditorium’s main feature were beautiful scenes of the ‘Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak’ highlighted by backlight. Their main film suppliers were Disney, Columbia, Republic, Monogram and others. They were still running a kids Saturday matinee until the mid-1960’s. When the Westland group went out of business, the Peak Theatre was sold to Commonwealth Theatres. It was eventually turned into a $ house showing re-runs. It was closed in 1988 and was the last downtown theatre.

In 1998, an entrepreneur Kimball came along to show movies the other majors would not touch. His venture was so successful, he had to build a wall between the main auditorium and the balcony and add a second screen. In 2012 he added a third screen in an area where old offices used to be on the second floor near the front of the building. He also remodeled the marquee and it puts out quite a light show at night. The theatre also has a coffee, expresso and wine bar attached to the main lobby. The Twin Peak featured independent and foreign films. It also screened some select mainstream films. It was closed in January 2023 due to the death of the operator. The owners of the building hope to fine new operators to lease the theatre.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber, Tom Daniels

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

kpdennis on May 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Some older shots of the Peak – first, from circa 1990:
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And then from February 1997:
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Lee on December 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

It now has three screens. Upstairs offices were converted into the third screen.

Chris1982 on September 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Robert O. Boller was the architect for the 1949/1950 remodel of the Peak Theatre for Larry Starsmore CEO of Westland Theatre, INC.

DavidZornig on March 8, 2015 at 11:34 am

Attn. Admins: Spelling should be changed to Kimball’s.

Also, circa 1940’s photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar the Beautiful Facebook page.

DavidZornig on August 22, 2015 at 12:16 pm

1961 photo added courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.

DavidZornig on January 6, 2016 at 9:05 am

1951 photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

OKCdoorman on September 18, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Visible in archive domestic footage at the beginning of Episode 2, “Riding the Tiger,” of the PBS documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, and appears to have been showing Peter Sellers in the 1962 film version of WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS. The Ute Theater can be glimpsed across the street.

Barry on January 30, 2023 at 11:25 pm

Should be listed as closed the owner passed away recently and the owners of the building will be boarding the front up until they can find someone else to lease it if they every so that is.I was told that the asking price for to lease it will be 13.000 a month.

Moviefan333 on March 17, 2023 at 7:58 pm

Ouch 13,000 a month that’s very high. The owners of the Theatre or owner should really reconsider and drop that down. It’s a very unrealistic high price to ask someone to pay per month. That amount is nearly impossible $13,000 a month for someone to make it showing films. With 70% of the box office going back to the studios. It would be very difficult to make up the rest to pay the rent with the sales of concessions. Remember there’s plenty other expenses besides rent that an operator have to pay

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