Stargazers Theatre

10 S. Parkside Drive,
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: Vincent G. Raney

Functions: Concerts, Live Performances, Movies (Film Festivals)

Previous Names: UA Cinema 150

Phone Numbers:
Manager: 719.476.2200

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October 29th, 1969 grand opening ad

The UA Cinema 150 opened on October 29, 1969 with Woody Allen in “Take the Money and Run”.

Today it’s known as The Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. It’s a multi use indoor facility.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

rivest266 on August 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

This opened on October 29th, 1969. The grand opening ad is in the photo section.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Architect was Vincent Raney

chinatownkid on June 13, 2013 at 7:03 am

This has been a concert venue for as long as I’ve lived here in the Springs. I went to see Stabbing Westward here more than a decade ago. But, I believe my wife said that she saw Superman here when she was a kid.

jimyoung_one on November 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I worked at the UA Cinema 150, while I was in High School and CU (1980-1985) and saw plenty of films here. Must’ve done every job in the place except pojectionist, been up on the catwalk behind the screen and up on the roof to change light bulbs. Every Friday and Saturday night at midnight was The Rocky Horror Picture Show with guests playing out the parts down in front of the screen until someone fell and tore the screen. I moved aware in 1985 and had no idea it had turned into a live venue.

JPowers on May 23, 2022 at 7:31 pm

I loved this theater in the 1970’s. I think I saw my first ever movie in a theater here with KRAKATOA: EAST OF JAVA. The theater featured a curved 150 degree panorama wide screen, which was great for big event movies. The seating was steeply raked, stadium-style many years before that became popular. The theater hosted ROCKY HORROR on Saturday nights at midnight, which I finally got to attend on my 15th birthday. My best experience here was opening weekend of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS. A perfect setting. Massive wraparound screen. I was captivated. Now that I live in Los Angeles, I marvel that I was able to grow up with a movie house very similar to the Cinerama Dome, in little ol’ Colorado Springs!

MSC77 on August 10, 2023 at 11:38 am

This venue’s 70mm presentations history is included in the recently-published article “70mm Presentations in Colorado Springs: A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1965-Present”.

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