Lamar Theatre

219 S. Main Street,
Lamar, CO 81052

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Although the Lamar Theatre was opened in November 1946, it’s HIGH Art Deco in style. This is truly a beautiful theatre, and it is amazingly preserved. It has all that “rounded angle” quality you’d expect along with fantastic mural work.

The Lamar Theatre shows first run movies nightly. It was built for owner Charlie Yeager. This hidden gem is nestled in downtown Lamar, CO, where its marquee lights up the night sky. For theatre fans, this one’s a delight!

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mistymonet
mistymonet on August 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Another memory of growing up in Lamar, CO…. In the 70’s there was another theatre in town called the Century Theatre. It was located around 206 South 5th Street. The building has since been renovated and is now the home of a mortuary.

I believe the Century opened during a time when the Lamar Theatre was closed down and not in operation. If I recall correctly, the Lamar Theatre reopened in the late 70’s to early 80’s, and for a short time, Lamar enjoyed two theatres as well as a drive-in theatre. I think the Century Theatre and the Lamar Drive-in closed soon into the 80’s.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 26, 2010 at 11:33 pm

From 2010 a photo view of the Lamar Theatre Here and Here in Lamar.

HodgePodge
HodgePodge on January 30, 2012 at 2:08 am

My dad managed the Pioneer and the Lamar in Lamar and became the general manager for Atlas Theatre Corp. I rember selling popcorn at the drive in as a very young kid.

I found some old photos and newspaper clippings in our family photos and put them up on flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/75481081@N02/

HodgePodge
HodgePodge on January 31, 2012 at 11:44 pm

New Link http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepdiver521/

HodgePodge
HodgePodge on February 1, 2012 at 12:58 am

“Oh, my uncle also told me that the Lamar Theatre had a “sister” theatre in the Denver area. The Lamar’s art deco look was either modeled from that theatre or vice versa. I don’t know where that theatre was, or if it’s still standing.”

The Gothic Theater in Englewood is the sister theater and was modeled after the Lamar during its remodel.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 1, 2012 at 9:35 am

From 1987 a photo of the Lamar Theatre in Lamar Colorado.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on August 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm

The Lamar has made the conversion to digital projection. They are showing first run attractions.

kpdennis
kpdennis on January 20, 2016 at 12:08 am

Star Wars and Denver Bronco playoffs both on the big screen – the Lamar is covering all the options this weekend. New pictures in Photo section.

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 28, 2016 at 12:17 am

Recent photos of the Lamar Theater illuminated for evening shows in the Photo section.

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