Wheeler Opera House
320 E. Hyman Avenue,
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Wheeler Opera House (Official)
Architects: Willoughby J. Edbrooke
Styles: Italian Renaissance
A very beautiful opera house in the trendy, yet historic, Colorado mountain town of Aspen. The Wheeler Opera House opened on April 23, 1889. It has had an arthouse film series since the 1960’s and may have shown films prior to its first closure in 1918.
It features a beautiful renovation that remains true to its original design. I am not well versed in the theater’s history and would be doing nothing more than a cut and past job of the history page on the WOH’s website so I will leave further historical comments to other Cinema Treasures users who know more than I do.
The booth contains two Norelco 35/70 machines (runs both 2k and 6k reel changeover) and is still fully capable of running 70mm and magnetic sound. The theater is also equipped with digital projection. This is all carried out via a very unique booth in the middle of the balcony.
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