(historic photo via Elitch Gardens Historic Theatre website)
Monday, April 16, 2012
As part of "Doors Open Denver", we visited the Elitch Gardens Historic Theater in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. According to their site, "The Elitch Theatre has been a vital part of Colorado’s cultural landscape since its inception in 1891. Having the honor of being Colorado’s first cultural center, the Elitch Theatre was home to the oldest summer stock theatre in America and hosted the screening of Colorado’s first moving picture in 1905. Many pioneers and famous faces of the theatre industry such as Grace Kelly, Douglas Fairbanks and Edward G. Robinson, to name a few, passed through this iconic American playhouse at one point in their career. " It is now undergoing fundraising efforts for restoration.