Recalling the movie-going history of Pueblo

posted by CSWalczak on March 1, 2010 at 10:45 am

PUEBLO, CO — In a recent article in the Pueblo Chieftain, reporter Amy Matthew spotlights the cinema history of this Colorado city. The article includes pictures and reminiscences, and also mentions some the promotional practices theater owners used over the years.

In “Night Lights,” Thomason described the 1,500-seat Colorado Theater, which opened in 1926. It is still located inside the Colorado Building on Main Street:

“The Colorado boasted a 35-foot high electric sign with large white letters, four chandeliers with 600 crystals, and all-leather seats. The organ chamber was (as you face the stage) in the front-left part of the theater, covered with a grille; the right-front of the theater was a mural (designed to look identical to the grille) painted by local artist J. Charles Schnorr. The stage curtain was fireproof asbestos; a Turkish scene was painted over the stage and included a prayer to Allah in Turkish.”

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