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Grand Junction in Mesa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Majestic/Mesa Theater

c. 1894

 
 
Majestic/Mesa Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. Majestic/Mesa Theater Marker
Inscription. This building originally housed the Mesa Opera Rink, which opened in 1885. It offered a 300-seat playhouse for live theater, musical, and vaudeville acts. Ballroom dancing was on the large wooden "Rink" floor. In 1907, the front of the building was remodeled, the show house was enlarged to seat 1,000, and it reopened as the Majestic Theater. Some of the first silent films and the first movie with sound in Western Colorado were shown at the Majestic Theatre.

It was renamed the Mesa Theater in 1930, and in 1953 a complete mid-century remodel brought it up to date with a panoramic screen, stereo sound, and plush seats. It remained open until 1987.
 
Erected by Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 39° 4.044′ N, 108° 33.818′ W. Marker is in Grand Junction, Colorado, in Mesa County. Marker is on Main Street west of North 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 538 Main Street, Grand Junction CO 81501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benge’s Shoe Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fair Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Junction News Established (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bannister Furniture (about 400 feet away); Mesa Drug/City Market (about 600 feet away); Sampliner’s Dry Goods
The Mesa Theater. Marker is just to left of light pole. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. The Mesa Theater. Marker is just to left of light pole.
The Mesa Theater is currently used as a venue for concerts.
(about 700 feet away); St. Regis Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitman School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Junction.
 
Regarding Majestic/Mesa Theater. A 1915 movie admission price was 5 cents. By the 1930s, it was 10 to 25 cents (depending on the seat location), and by the 1960s, the cost was $1.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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