Wilshire Twin Theatre

1020 26th Avenue,
Greeley, CO 80634

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp., Cooper Foundation, Highland Circuit

Architects: Mel C. Glatz

Firms: Mel C. Glatz & Associates

Functions: Retail

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Wilshire Twin Theatre

The Wilshire Twin Theatre was opened on October 20, 1972 with Peter Sellers in “Where Does It Hurt?” & Bob Hope in “Cancel My Reservation”. Seating was provided for arounf 300 in each auditorium. It was operated by the Cooper Foundation until 1974 when it was taken over by Cooper-Highland. It was operated by the Commonwealth Amusement chain from 1978. Never got a chance to attend this theatre. I remember that it closed very suddenly with the marquee stating "Closed for Repairs". Needless to say, it never reopened. After it closed, several Greeley area residents wrote The Greeley Tribune newspaper, very angry that they were not issued refunds for the punch cards they had purchased and never given the chance to use.

It was sold in June of 2001 by property owner Janet Jerome to Longmont realtor Donovan Glassburn. It functioned as a church for a short while. Half of the building is now occupied by a liquor store.

Contributed by Anthony L. Hernandez

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Coate on March 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm

This theater opened as a twin, so the theater name at the top of the page ought to be revised to reflect this.

The Wilshire Twin opened on October 20, 1972. The debut attractions were “Where Does It Hurt?” and “Cancel My Reservation.”

Also, before being operated by Commonwealth Amusement (as mentioned in the intro at the top of this page), this was run by The Cooper Foundation (1972-74) and Cooper-Highland (1975-78). Commonwealth acquired the Cooper properties in ‘78.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on March 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Wonderful info, Michael! It was indeed always a twin…I forgot to check that when I listed it.

Could someone please get the number of screens changed to Twin?

Nick on September 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm

The Wilshire was acquired by the the former “city manager” of Commonwealth/UA and his wife in the early 1990’s. He operated it as a dollar house. For the life of me I don’t remember his name. It ran for a few years with some funky specials.

Timgovikes on August 9, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Hi Nick, Was the city manager you mentioned … Mike Smaha?

MichaelKilgore on February 11, 2020 at 10:55 am

Boxoffice, Nov. 6, 1972: “Cooper Theatres held a special invitational grand-opening preview October 19 in the new Wilshire Twin theatres … (which) have a total capacity of 600, seating approximately 300 in each auditorium.”

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