Century 21

1370 S. Colorado Boulevard,
Denver, CO 80222

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Previously operated by: Century Circuit Inc., Fox West Coast Theatres, National General Theatres

Architects: Richard L. Crowther

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Opened by National General Cinemas on December 22, 1966, the Century 21 Theatre was a single screen, 1,065 seat movie theatre. It was a first run house through the 1970’s, 1980’s and early-1990’s.

In the late-1980’s it was renovated to be a genuine THX house and was often booked specifically for action and science fiction films because of it’s big screen and incredible sound system. It closed in 1993 and became a Soundtrack electronics store.

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Recent comments (view all 34 comments)

DENNISMAHANEY1 on February 19, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Sad this very special theater does not have better photos, one of the most important theaters in it day, Cinema Cheery Creek so few

Chazzmania on February 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Dennis, did you know Rich Vincent? A friend and I are looking for Rich and his friend Jim Townley.

DENNISMAHANEY1 on February 19, 2018 at 9:57 pm

Yes I just woke up kept thinking do I know him yes RICH were you not at MANN, then left with KEITH ISSAC help and think you worked at CINEMA WESTLAND, later MANN took all G.C.C. in Co. and by then I was with MANN wow took me a little time to remember but in a week I hit seventy five I been posting a number of MANN THEATERS on FB as well as G.C.C. today in working the web ran into old BOX OFFICE mag. found what you see I posted, so I say again, CENTURY 21 was a real GEM of a theater hope to speak more with you all

MSC77 on December 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Does anyone know which booking followed Century 21’s lengthy 1978-79 run of “Superman”?

DENNISMAHANEY1 on December 12, 2018 at 9:59 am

Sorry no idea on booking except CENTURY 21 at that time was first run and exclusive so you can bet was another important film the four power houses were in this order COPPER, CENTURY 21, CHERRY CHREEK and CONTINENTAL those were the days fun times sneaks, showmanship sad we do not have more photos of this wonderful theater

Spartan117Rex on November 30, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Hey, this theater was torn down as well. Parking lot sits in its old spot.

MickSullivan on January 27, 2020 at 3:15 pm

I worked there with George Nichols as the Manager. The Cooper Cameo was our big competitor, down the street. Rich Vincent was one of the other managers for Mann Theatres at the Continental. Keith Issac was with General Cinema. Russ Page worked in Cheyenne Wyoming. His Brother was the Area Manager. I think he was Sid Page. Best Memories From The Movie Theatre Days. I think Mindi worked at the office? I’m on Facebook, Mick Sullivan if any of the old people want to contact me.

kennyjames on September 10, 2020 at 9:37 am

I’ve put together a booking history for the Century 21, from 1966 up to 1978 so far, in case anyone might like to know when a particular movie played there. I’ll be happy to share my research with you. Take care – Ken Mitchell ()

MSC77 on October 20, 2022 at 11:33 am

A chronology of Denver’s 70mm presentation history has recently been published. The Century 21 is mentioned numerous times.

rivest266 on April 5, 2024 at 2:27 pm

The Century 21 was opened by NGC on December 22nd, 1966. Grand opening ad posted.

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