Colorado January 15, 2018
One Of The Most Unique Movie Theaters In The Country Is Located Right Here In Colorado
Since I was raised in a small Colorado town, I have a soft spot for small schools, restaurants, main streets, and — yes — movie theaters (which I’m sure comes as no surprise, based on the title of this article). If you are sick of the generic experience you get from big box movie theater chains, you are going to want to make a trip to this unique and historic Colorado theater:
Located in the eastern Colorado town of Limon is that of the Lincoln Theatre, which was built in 1938 and is currently owned and operated by the local Your Community Foundation.
Housing 204 seats, the Lincoln Theater may seem like your run-of-the-mill small town theater, but it has a unique history and layout that not many realize.
As per the Lincoln Theater's
website, when the then Cactus Theater was first built, the owner wanted to save $300 in excavation fees and had the theater laid out "so that the slope of the seats was upon the higher grade of the land at the rear, and had patrons enter via front doors on the lower grade at the street level."
This layout is known as a ‘reverse’ format (where the "audience had to go up the aisles towards the rear and turn around to see the movie on the screen since the seats faced that way") and has only been used in a handful of other theaters in the world, making it a must-see for every film buff!
The Lincoln Theatre runs one movie three times a week and charges $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.
(Psst... It isn't only the ticket prices that are surprisingly affordable, but also the wide array of concession selections!)
The Lincoln Theatre is located at 245 E Ave in Limon and has showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 6 p.m. on Sundays.
For a full list of upcoming movies, please visit the Lincoln Theater's
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