Reopening: Rocky Ford, CO – Grand Theater

GRAND COMEBACK

Rocky Ford theater renovation a point of civic pride

Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 5:16 pm, Sat May 15, 2010.

By AMY MATTHEW | amym@chieftain.com | 0 comments

ROCKY FORD — For a long time, it couldn’t live up to its name.

The Grand Theater in Rocky Ford undoubtedly was the place to be when it opened in 1908 as an opera house. In this small town, such a venue would have been a powerful magnet for residents of every age. In addition to opera, vaudeville shows and silent movies were part of the entertainment lineup.

On June 22, 1934, the Grand was engulfed by a fire that did $100,000 worth of damage and left only the front wall standing, according to articles in the Rocky Ford Gazette. The structure that replaced it the following year is listed on the Colorado State Registry of Historic Properties.

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Reopening: Rocky Ford, CO – Grand Theater

GRAND COMEBACK

Rocky Ford theater renovation a point of civic pride

Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 5:16 pm, Sat May 15, 2010.

By AMY MATTHEW | amym@chieftain.com | 0 comments

ROCKY FORD — For a long time, it couldn’t live up to its name.

The Grand Theater in Rocky Ford undoubtedly was the place to be when it opened in 1908 as an opera house. In this small town, such a venue would have been a powerful magnet for residents of every age. In addition to opera, vaudeville shows and silent movies were part of the entertainment lineup.

On June 22, 1934, the Grand was engulfed by a fire that did $100,000 worth of damage and left only the front wall standing, according to articles in the Rocky Ford Gazette. The structure that replaced it the following year is listed on the Colorado State Registry of Historic Properties.

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