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Modern Movies in an Antique Setting

Why see a movie when you’re on vacation?  How about wonderful old-fashioned charm and real American history combined with modern technology and family fun.


Built in 1913, the Historic Park Theatre, now celebrating its 100th operating season, is the oldest operating movie theatre in the United States and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.  The theatre (the high white tower in the center of Estes Park) located at 130 Moraine Ave, has survived a variety of hazards including wind, lightning and flood damage and is the only building in the Estes downtown area sporting Neon which required a special variance via a city ballot initiative to approve. It  is still a family-owned business.


Along with the addition of Dolby Digital Sound, the theatre this year has  new Digital projection in 2D and 3D. The old fashioned cinema which boasts an equally old fashioned café, welcomes visitors from June through August. Despicable Me 2 runs through July 25th and Wolverine starts on July 26.  Call for show times: 970-586-8904 or visit