Estes Park Theater
Estes Park Theater
The Estes Park Theater is one of the most historic movie houses in the United States. It opened its doors in 1913 and continues to show movies and live performances. The building was designed by J.R. Anderson and completed by C.H. Bond. It was originally owned by Fred Jackson and later purchased by C.H. Bond. The theater operated under Gwynn’s supervision until his death in 1963.
Currently, the Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company is presenting the production Steven Best, the private detective who was hired by a Hollywood star to solve a murder. The production features Don Stewart as Steven Best, who solves crimes involving celebrities and theater critics. It is based on the true story of a theater critic who was murdered in 1940.
Whether you are looking for the latest blockbuster or a melodrama, Estes Park theaters offer the best shows in town. Park Village Playhouse and the National Park Players present plays. You will find that both of these theaters are great for groups and are popular with residents of Estes Park. The theaters are convenient and close to downtown Estes Park restaurants and condos.
The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company presents high-quality classic plays. The company is comprised of local volunteers. Each production is produced on a six-week schedule. This allows time for auditions and readings. Blocking and staging are also completed during that period. Once the cast and crew is completed, the production will be ready for its opening night.
The Stanger family has been operating the Estes Park Theater since 1968. They purchased it from the estate of a former owner, Vic Walker. The Stangers had previously owned the Estes Park Drive-in. The Stangers operated the theatre alongside Vic Walker. In 1982, they took full control of the building. After the Stangers’ deaths, their descendants continue to manage it. In 1984, the Park Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Estes Park Municipal Building has seen many renovations over the years, but has remained a beloved landmark. It has hosted many live shows and has a rich history. If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly event, the Estes Park Theater is an excellent option. Just make sure you have the proper tickets in advance.
The 80-foot-tall tower of the Estes Park Theater has an interesting story behind it. Its vintage “No Smoking” sign and posters of big movies have been the subject of ghost encounters. The theater also features a piano in the corner and wooden beams on the ceiling. The atmosphere is comfortable, and people often take a look around the room before they watch the movie.