Theater goes to “pot” - literally

posted by CSWalczak on February 8, 2010 at 7:43 am

BOULDER, CO — You will not find popcorn right now at the Flatirons Theater’s concession stand, but the ice-cream will give you a buzz if you have a prescription for it; just have it checked at the box office. The theater has become Medicine on the Hill, a cannabis dispensary legalized under Colorado’s recently passed Amendment 20.

Sicard, 38, opened the medical-marijuana dispensary inside the aging theater in October after spending months learning about Amendment 20, the 2000 ballot measure that changed Colorado’s Constitution to allow the medical use of the drug.

Sicard jumped on board the now-booming industry and found a home in one of University Hill’s most visible locations at 13th Street and College Avenue.

“It looked like an Amsterdam coffee shop,” Sicard said of the interior lobby. “I went, ‘Perfect, I’ll take it.”

Read more in the Daily Camera.

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Comments (4)

GaryParks on February 8, 2010 at 8:45 am

I’ll stay away from the whole pot debate, and just say that…at least the doors are open and the heat and lights are on. I saw the Flatirons Theatre on the outside last Fall for the first time—coming upon it unexpectedly after seeing the nearby Fox. There’s a poor excuse for a marquee on the front of the Flatirons now, but the building itself is a beautiful example of early buff brick International Style with some Moderne touches. It is a quality building worth keeping in the neighborhood. I do hope that a theatrical use ultimately returns to the place, though.

Ross Care
Ross Care on February 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

This somehow reminds me of seeing “Fantasia” at the 8th St. Playhouse in New York in the ‘60s. :)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm

“Fantasia” did terrific Late Show business for us back in the mid 70’s. Not many Disney pictures preform well after 11:30 pm.

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