Atlas Theatre

211 W. Sixteenth Street,
Cheyenne, WY 82001

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Previously operated by: Publix Theaters Corporation

Architects: William Dubois

Functions: Live Theater

Previous Names: Strand Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 307.635.0199

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The three-story building on 16th Street which now houses the Atlas Theatre was originally built in 1887. The bottom floor held a tea and confectionary shop while the upper floors were used for office space.

In 1907, Cheyenne architect William Dubois was hired to convert the first floor into a theater, which would be named the Atlas, as well as retail space fronting 16th Street. The Atlas remained open until 1929. A few months later, it was reopened by the Publix chain as the Strand, but closed again a couple years later. The Strand reopened and closed at least a couple more times until the mid-50s, when it was no longer used as a movie house. In 1961, the theater was converted into a nightclub, which would only remain open two years.

In 1966, the Cheyenne Little Theatre Players began to use the Atlas for their live theater productions. In 1971, the theater company purchased the Atlas. The Atlas was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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teecee on May 5, 2005 at 2:07 pm

Upcoming renovations and history at this link:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 5, 2005 at 2:37 pm

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook’s 1941 and 1943 as closed, in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. it is listed as open with a seating capacity of 404.

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