Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Avenue,
Denver, CO 80218

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Ogden Theatre (Official)

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Fox Inter-Mountain Theaters Inc., Landmark Theatres (USA)

Architects: Harry W. J. Edbrooke

Functions: Concerts

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 303.832.1874

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Ogden Theatre

The Ogden Theatre opened as a movie theatre on September 6, 1917 with Douglas Fairbanks in “Wild and Woolly”. It was equipped with a Kimball theatre pipe organ. It was still open in 1950 when it was operated by Fox Intermountain Theaters Inc. It was later operated by Landmark Theatres.

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Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

raile on August 9, 2006 at 9:48 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.

kencmcintyre on September 27, 2006 at 8:38 pm

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

Patsy on November 1, 2006 at 7:43 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.

William on March 8, 2007 at 12:43 pm

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

randini on September 18, 2007 at 7:28 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

philbertgray on November 6, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Photo of the Ogden Theatre – early 1900s

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blgwc on March 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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

ryan79 on October 26, 2017 at 1:14 am

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.

rivest266 on April 1, 2024 at 3:16 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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