Please join the ICAA Rocky Mountain Chapter for a tour of an Art Deco movie palace, the Mayan Theatre!
Chris Citron will recount the fascinating story of this Art Deco picture palace and the intriguing role the theatre played in the 1930s movie industry, as well as its melodramatic escape from the wrecking ball in 1984. Chris has stayed involved with the theatre for the last 25 years earning her the nickname, “Godmother of the Mayan Theatre.” She is a former member of the board of directors of the Denver Architecture Foundation. She developed an expertise in saving beautiful historic buildings after serving as part of a large pro bono team that helped preserve New York City’s Grand Central Station.
“Local artisans created the Mayan Theatre. All of the art is handmade and that has created a distinctive exotic atmospheric feeling. That’s why people want to come here.” Murals adorn the walls inside the theatre which is one of the country’s only remaining Art Deco Mayan Revival Theaters!
Coffee: 8:30am. Tour: 9:00am
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.