Federal Theatre

3830 Federal Boulevard,
Denver, CO 80211

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Architects: Charles Dunwoody Strong

Functions: Church

Nearby Theaters

Federal Theater, Denver CO 1997

Apparently opened in the 1920’s. The Federal Theatre was remodeled in 1948 to the plans of architect Charles D. Strong. It was closed as a movie theatre in the 1970’s. It has been used since its closing as a music venue and for storage. In 2009, it was being used as a church.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

CSWalczak on June 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm

An artist’s impression of the Federal Theater is here:

View link

and an article about closed Denver theaters that mentions the Federal’s history after closing as a theater is here:

View link

AiYume on August 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I used to go to the Federal Theater in the 80s. It had reopened as a second run theater to try to compete with the newly opening discount theaters in the Denver area.

The first movie I remember seeing there was Tron toward the end of summer in 1982. The last movie I remember seeing there was Pretty in Pink in the spring of 1986.

In contrast to the article at Westword linked earlier, I have no recollection of the Federal showing porn. The neighborhood seems like it would have been unsuited to such a theater.

kpdennis on February 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

I saw The Thing with Kurt Russell here in 1982 – by then, the Federal was a dark, dank dollar-house venue.

DavidZornig on September 15, 2017 at 9:36 am

Image and copy added courtesy of Save The Signs Facebook page.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.