Ute Theatre

408 4th Street,
Saguache, CO 81149

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MichaelKilgore on March 27, 2023 at 6:21 pm

Boxoffice, April 30, 1955: “Louis Groy installed a new RCA screen and Panatar lenses in his 300-seat Ute, Sagauche”

MichaelKilgore on February 7, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Boxoffice, June 15, 1964: “Mr. and Mrs. Earl McDaniel are opening the Ute Theatre, Saguache. The Ute has been closed for a year”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm

Also, according to the official web site, the Ute Theatre will be reopening on June 21.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm

A new theater opened in Saguache in 1928, and it is possible that it was the house that later became the Ute Theatre. This item is from the September 1, 1928 issue of Motion Picture News:

“Chas W. Ogden of Saguache, Colorado, will open his new Ogden Theatre early in September. This will make two theatres for the little town of Saguache, the other being the Opera House, managed by Mrs. McEntyre.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

The official web site says “CLOSED as of 12/7/2015 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE” As the web site is still up, they probably plan to reopen the theater at some point, but such plans don’t always work out. I can’t find anything on the Internet about why the house is closed.

kpdennis on March 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Drove through Saguache today, and found the Ute sadly shuttered. New pictures in the Photos section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The current owner of the Ute Theatre has a bit of information about its operation on this web page. The building dates from 1916 and was originally a livery stable.

A few years of the Saguache Crescent have been digitized and can be searched from this web page (you’ll have to answer a couple of brief consumer survey-type questions to view the scans.) In 1925 and 1931, a movie house called the Saguache Theatre advertised in the paper, and in 1937 there was a Rialto Theatre. I don’t know if these were AKA’s for the Ute Theatre or not. The earliest available year of the newspaper with ads for the Ute is 1943.

mandzirm on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm

September 2012: the Ute Theatre is open, presenting a combination of films, live music, and theatre. The front of the theatre contains a bar and snack bar/pizzeria.