Towne Cinema

1530 Welton Street,
Denver, CO 80202

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Telenews Theaters

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Senate Theatre, Telenews Theatre, Welton Theatre, Towne Theatre

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Welton Theater - 1970s

Originally the Senate Theatre. The Telenews Theatre, on Welton Street near 15th Street, opened on May 22, 1942. It remained the Telenews Theatre until December 25, 1949 when it was renamed the Welton Theatre. It was last operating as an adult movie theatre named Towne Cinema by November 1959. A surface parking lot is on the site of the theatre today.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

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 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 on December 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Interesting. Thank you for posting that.

rivest266 on April 3, 2024 at 2:23 pm

reopened as Telenews on May 22nd, 1942. It was the Senate theatre. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on April 3, 2024 at 4:47 pm

Reopened Welton on December 25th, 1949. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on April 4, 2024 at 2:26 pm

and as Towne on November 20th, 1959. Another ad posted.

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