Foothills Twin Cinema

148 E. Foothills Parkway,
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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Foothills Twin Cinema

Opened by Highland Theatres on November 27, 1974, it was later operated by the Commonwealth Amusement chain and later United Artists. It was closed in 1999. It became an auto repair shop, and the building was demolished in December 2014.

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on December 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

This theatre has been demolished within the past several months as part of the mall redevelopment. STATUS SHOULD BE CHANGED TO CLOSED/DEMOLISHED.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2018 at 4:15 pm

This twin was probably the house originally built for Highland Theatres. Construction on the project was about to begin, according to Boxoffice of August 24, 1970. The item didn’t give the name of the architect but, as Highland had recently opened the Campus West Twin, which had been designed for them by Mel Glatz & Associates, it’s likely the same firm designed the Foothills Twin.

I believe the Cooper Foundation took over Highland Theatres in 1975, but I’m not sure when Cooper-Highland was bought by Commonwealth Theatres, or when United Artists took over Commonwealth, but that seems a likely sequence of operators, unless Highland leased this house and the Campus West to UA at some earlier time. In the 1970s, Highland also operated the Aggie Theatre and two Fort Collins drive-in’s, the Starlite and the Sunset.

This August, 2012, Google street view shows the Sears Auto Center, which I believe had previously been the location of the Foothills Twin.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Articles in the Fort Collins Coloradoan confirm that this was built by Highland Theatres, later acquired by Commonwealth, then United Artists. Research I’ve done for Cinematour suggests the theatre closed in 1999, which would make it unlikely it was ever a Regal Cinema.

rivest266 on August 31, 2019 at 11:09 am

This opened on November 27th, 1974. Grand opening ad posted.

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