The Historic Park Theatre

The Historic Park Theatre is distinctive for several reasons – one, it is the oldest operating motion picture theater west of the Mississippi. Two, its impressive, eighty foot tower dominates downtown Estes Park. Three, it’s haunted.

Any movie buff ought to do themselves a favor by catching a movie at the Park Theatre. It’s a gorgeous, slightly funky building with a unique projection system and an antique projector on display. It’s haunted by former owner and projectionist, Ralph Gwynn, who built the tower as a symbol of the the woman who jilted him at the altar – all beauty outside, and hollow inside.

Check their website for information on show times, wedding packages, ghost tours, and how to donate to their historic preservation effort. It is open in the summer only, and has one screen.

Address 130 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO
Phone (970) 586-8904

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