Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Avenue,
Denver, CO 80218

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ryan79 on October 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm

when I moved to denver in the seventies, it was showing American Theater series of films, basically filmed plays. I didn’t have a TV so I saw every film. Later on this was the first theater at which I saw Pink Flamingoes. Many other films. At one time this was a great movie theater.

blgwc on March 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Here’s to David Snow, Ogden projectionist during most of its Parallax/Landmark days and part of the fun during Rocky Horror shows.

philbertgray on November 6, 2007 at 9:50 am

Photo of the Ogden Theatre – early 1900s

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randini on September 18, 2007 at 4:28 pm

When the Ogden was a Landmark house in the early 1980s it was the principal venue for the Denver International Film Festival. I was their Programming Consultant then and can remember introducing famed British director Michael Powell before a packed matinee crowd for the 1940 “Thief of Bagdad”. Also Lillian Gish after a screening of “Broken Blossoms”.Those were the days!

Glad to see my old friend Paul O'Malley is still carrying the torch for Denver movie theatres!

Randy Man

William on March 8, 2007 at 9:43 am

The Ogden Theatre at one time was operated by Fox Intermountain Theatres, Inc.

Patsy on November 1, 2006 at 4:43 pm

Another building with great architecture design and special tile roof without the 1968 marquee that just doesn’t look as nice as it covers up the tile area with the word…OGDEN.

kencmcintyre on September 27, 2006 at 5:38 pm

Here is a photo taken prior to the grand opening in 1917:

raile on August 9, 2006 at 6:48 am

The Ogden is alive and well as a concert venue (Billy Idol is playing there tonight, August 9, 2006). It was a great movie theatre; I saw more midnight showings there of “Rocky Horror” than I care to remember back in 1985-1987. It’s a shame that it no longer shows movies, but I’m happy that the old building is being put to good use.

paulomalley on November 1, 2005 at 8:58 am

The Ogden Theater (935 East Colfax Avenue) was opened in 1917 by John Thompson, who also ran the Thompson (later Bluebird) Theater at 3317 East Colfax. There is a very good description of the interior of the Ogden in the July 5, 1919 (p. 89) issue of the Moving Picture World. For a time in the 1970s and 1980s the Ogden was part of the Landmark chain and ran double features several times a week.

jramats on January 19, 2005 at 3:48 pm

I think they have re-opened. I have seen a couple concerts scheduled for the theater.

peterdamian on March 25, 2004 at 3:56 pm

The Ogden is located in one of Denver’s more neglected but still busy areas. I went to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” there in 1989. It was part of a chain of movie houses now owned by Landmark, which includes The Mayan, The Esquire and the awful Chez Artiste. Some time in the 1990s, the theater closed and re-opened as a concert venue. I believe it is standing empty now. In the 2003 movie “About Schmidt,” Jack Nicholson drives by the theater in his motorhome when he pulls into Denver.

William on November 18, 2003 at 3:53 pm

The Ogden Theatre is located at 935 E. Colfax Ave. and it seated 1216 people.