Take a tour of the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre - thanks to Bree Davies and Westword!
The 2012 Film on Fridays outdoor film series was a success. Thank you to everyone that attended, helped spread the word and volunteered. The event was designed to bring the community together to help support a great cause and the films did just that. As a result, Historic Elitch Theatre Foundation gained new annual memberships and connected with local businesses and community members.
A special thanks goes out to our sponsors:
- RE/MAX Professionals on Tennyson. Without their support, the series would not have been possible. (Bill Rickman * Jim Rodriguez * Amy Burglund * Steve Kinney * Dan Jimenez)
- Edwards Jones
- Tennyson Tap
- Highlands Family Medicine
- Tracy Frickey, owner of ModesTEA located at 4415 West 43rd Avenue off of Tennyson
- Jose Mercado who worked tirelessly to produce the film series
- Tom Delapa who curated the series: he is an award-winning film critic and Professor of Film studies at Regis University
- Jeff Grazi who provided and operated the film equipment and worked many hours to make the series a success
- The many volunteers who helped with set up, box office and tear-down
Members receive wonderful benefits, including free admission to our outdoor summer film series, special member events, discounts on Elitch Theatre memorabilia and much more. As a member you will be part of our largest support base and will have many opportunities to connect with other historic preservationists and theater buffs.
Membership supports youth programming that enlightens, educates and entertains. You instantly become part of our history by joining the legacy of supporters. The Elitch Theater will be a place where you can proudly bring family and friends, and your membership gift assures these pleasures for future generations.
Denver has long been teased with talk and rumors to restore the luster of a local gem, the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre. Now, its for real. Thanks to a city that believes arts and education is good business, the restoration can begin.
The Historic Elitch Theatre celebrates its 120th anniversary in 2011. The City of Denver’s Office of Economic Development has awarded the Elitch Theatre a grant for $425,000 to restore the interior. A generous gift to celebrate 120 years! Funds will be released when 25% of the award is matched in contributions. That’s a challenge of $100,000! full story
From a 2009 survey of community members, the Foundation has identified needs specific to the community that the Theatre will fulfill. In addition to the desire for the Theatre to be restored as a performing arts center, community members identified two other potential needs: Arts Education and Community Center (The Heart of Highlands). full story