Denver has always been a city focused on arts and entertainment. Long before Denver’s first hospital or school had been built, the Mile High City already had a theater well in place. Today, the performing arts have continued to flourish in Denver, offering residents the opportunity to experience new and exciting events that include concerts, operas, plays, and more.
The Mayan Theatre was built in 1930 and served as Denver’s first movie theater. It is considered a cinematic treasure that stands as a testament to the Mayan Revival period of architecture in the 1920s and 30s. Although the theater had once fallen into disrepair, it was saved from demolition and revived in the 1980s. Since 1986, it has been operated by Landmark Theaters. The theater’s original auditorium was converted into a single large movie theater and two additional screens were added on the building’s second floor, which also hosts a bar. Over the years, a number of trendy art galleries, restaurants, bars, and vintage clothing shops have filled in the area around the Mayan Theatre, creating a unique movie going experience and nightlife scene in the heart of the Mile High City.
Denver’s Pepsi Center is a five-level arena that serves as the home of the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Mammoth, and the Colorado Avalanche. Each year, the Pepsi Center hosts more than 200 sporting events, family shows, concerts, and other special events in its 675,000 square-foot building. The Pepsi Center’s Grand Atrium is also home to a famous 2,000-pound sculpture featuring basketball and hockey players frozen in mid-action. Among the events on the Pepsi Center’s 2014 calendar, you’ll find performances by Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon, Sting, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit theater organization dedicated to highlighting classic theater while also featuring new and exciting masterpieces. The roots of The Denver Center for the Performing Arts go back to 1950, in a partnership formed by Helen G. Bonfils and Donald R. Seawell. Today, this renowned theater organization not only puts on local and touring productions, but provides various levels of theater education for children and adults as well. Students and professionals can take advantage of communications seminars and other educational programs also hosted by the Center. During the 2014 season, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ calendar includes productions of Evita, black odyssey, Hamlet, and Mamma Mia!. Other shows and events you won’t want to miss include Alton Brown, Million Dollar Quartet, and Rock of Ages.
Denver is home to breathtaking venues and unparalleled theater experiences that residents can enjoy on a near-nightly basis. If you’re ready to find out more about luxury living in the Mile High City, contact Alta Alameda Station today to discover how you can enjoy high-class apartment life in our one-, two-, and three-bedroom Baker apartments located in central Denver. You can find out more about our amenities, floor plans, pricing, and availability by clicking through our comprehensive website.