1370 S. Colorado Boulevard,
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Previously operated by: Century Circuit Inc., Fox West Coast Theatres, National General Theatres
Architects: Richard L. Crowther
Built in the late-1960’s, the Century 21 Theatre was a single screen, 1,065 seat movie theatre. It was a first run house through the 1970’s, 1980’s and early-1990’s.
In the late-1980’s it was renovated to be a genuine THX house an was often booked specifically for action and science fiction films because of it’s big screen and incredible sound system. It closed in 1993 and became a Soundtrack electronics store.
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My division office was a Cinema Cherry Creek the original 1800 seats for GENERAL CINEMA, later I joined MANN THEATERS as C.O.O. so I know the Century 21 well, Co. blvd, meant everything then, so was all about COOPER and the Century 21, after those two I say was CHERRY CREEK, I am now retired in N.M. on FB there a number of theater sites there open to all
Sad this very special theater does not have better photos, one of the most important theaters in it day, Cinema Cheery Creek so few
Dennis, did you know Rich Vincent? A friend and I are looking for Rich and his friend Jim Townley.
Yes I just woke up kept thinking do I know him yes RICH were you not at MANN, then left with KEITH ISSAC help and think you worked at CINEMA WESTLAND, later MANN took all G.C.C. in Co. and by then I was with MANN wow took me a little time to remember but in a week I hit seventy five I been posting a number of MANN THEATERS on FB as well as G.C.C. today in working the web ran into old BOX OFFICE mag. found what you see I posted, so I say again, CENTURY 21 was a real GEM of a theater hope to speak more with you all
Does anyone know which booking followed Century 21’s lengthy 1978-79 run of “Superman”?
Sorry no idea on booking except CENTURY 21 at that time was first run and exclusive so you can bet was another important film the four power houses were in this order COPPER, CENTURY 21, CHERRY CHREEK and CONTINENTAL those were the days fun times sneaks, showmanship sad we do not have more photos of this wonderful theater
Hey, this theater was torn down as well. Parking lot sits in its old spot.
I worked there with George Nichols as the Manager. The Cooper Cameo was our big competitor, down the street. Rich Vincent was one of the other managers for Mann Theatres at the Continental. Keith Issac was with General Cinema. Russ Page worked in Cheyenne Wyoming. His Brother was the Area Manager. I think he was Sid Page. Best Memories From The Movie Theatre Days. I think Mindi worked at the office? I’m on Facebook, Mick Sullivan if any of the old people want to contact me.
I’ve put together a booking history for the Century 21, from 1966 up to 1978 so far, in case anyone might like to know when a particular movie played there. I’ll be happy to share my research with you. Take care – Ken Mitchell ()
A chronology of Denver’s 70mm presentation history has recently been published. The Century 21 is mentioned numerous times.