Cinema 70

412 N. Chelton Road,
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Westland Theaters Inc.

Architects: Dietz Lusk Jr., John J. Wallace

Firms: Lusk & Wallace

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: New Cinema 70

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Cinema 70 Opening

The New Cinema 70 was opened by Westland Theatres on June 24 1965 with Rex Harrison in “My Fair Lady”. It became a triple screen cinema on August 20, 1976. It closed in 1999. The building is now used as a motorcycle dealership.

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orange on December 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm

A link to Dorothy Dandridge and “Island in this Sun” is here:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2011 at 2:00 am

This page still needs to be updated to attribute the design of the Cinema 70 to Lusk & Wallace (Dietz Lusk Jr. and John J. Wallace) rather than Mel C. Glatz, and to remove the erroneous AKA of Cooper 70 Theatre.

Dietz Lusk didn’t include any of his theaters among the works listed in his entry in the 1970 edition of the AIA’s guide to American architects. By that time the firm was designing a great variety of projects, but so far I’ve found no theaters later than this one among their works.

Brad1974 on August 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

What a great site! I just discovered a couple of “My Fair Lady” flyers and a ticket envelope for the Cinema 70 in a “My Fair Lady” program book I found at a used-book store. It is so neat to understand why these moments would have been so meaningful to whoever saved them! (see photo page)

chinatownkid on June 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

The architecture of this cinema was certainly neat looking. But, it was closed when I moved here, and for as long I can remember it’s been a motorcycle dealership.

richard_costa on August 11, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Last film I saw at Cinema 70 was South Park in 1999. I still have my unopened box of Cheesy Poofs given out opening night!

I remember one time they had a Star Trek film fest there showing IV, V, and VI back to back and a few vendor booths.

This theatre was truly epic.

dallasmovietheaters on May 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm

J.P Britton architectural sketch of the Cinema 70 in 1964 in Colorado Springs I photos.

MichaelKilgore on May 4, 2019 at 8:47 pm

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Dan on February 16, 2021 at 12:27 am

Great, beautiful theatre. Saw “Terminator 2” here in 1991. Excellent sound and outstanding picture!

rivest266 on April 1, 2021 at 6:16 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 on April 2, 2021 at 11:37 am

Three cinemas on August 20th, 1976

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