Thornton 3 Theatres

761 E. 88th Avenue,
Thornton, CO 80229

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Previously operated by: Cinemark, Commonwealth Theaters Corp., Highland Circuit

Architects: Maynard W. Rorman Jr.

Firms: Mel C. Glatz & Associates

Functions: Church

Previous Names: Cinema 3

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Thornton 3 - Thornton, CO

Designed by Mel C. Glatz & Associates and leased by Highland Theaters of Cheyenne, WY., the Cinema 3 was built out of an old Woolworth’s dime-store building in a shopping center parking lot at a total cost of $265,000. It had a total of 705 seats (235 in each screen), played sub-run movies, and opened November 15, 1972. Two auditoriums were created in the rear of the building and a third auditorium was built at the side. Color schemes in the three auditoriums were red, gold and blue. There was a marquee on the building and also a street sign. Over the years it was later operated by Commonwealth Theaters, followed by Cinemark from September 6, 1985 until it closed on January 31, 1991.

It operates as a church.

Contributed by John Story

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

rivest266 on April 6, 2024 at 12:54 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on April 6, 2024 at 12:58 pm

The Thornton shopping center was at 8856 N. Washington.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 8, 2024 at 11:51 am

The theater was at 761 E 88th Ave – the World Alive Church as of October 2023.

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