Towne Cinema

1530 Welton Street,
Denver, CO 80202

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Telenews Theaters

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Telenews Theatre, Welton Theatre, Towne Theatre

Nearby Theaters

Welton Theater - 1970s

The Telenews Theatre, on Welton Street near 15th Street, opened in the mid-1940’s. It remained the Telenews Theatre until January 1950 when it was renamed the Welton Theatre. It was last operating as an adult movie theatre named Towne Cinema. A surface parking lot is on the site of the theatre today.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 12, 2019 at 8:34 pm

Became the Towne Theatre in 1959 and later Towne Cinema by 1974.
So both should be added to Previous names.
Photos as both in Photos section.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 5, 2019 at 9:31 am

Boxoffice, Jan. 14, 1950: Faced with the choice of a new name for the Telenews, Ross McCausland hit on Welton, the name of the street on which the theatre is located. The new name required only one new letter in the sign. The theatre now is first run"

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Interesting. Thank you for posting that.

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