Breathing New Life into Historic Elitch Theater

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The historic Elitch Gardens Theater in northwest Denver was the first theater in the U.S. to be owned by a woman. It showed Colorado’s first motion picture. And some big names played there... like Grace Kelley and Edward G. Robinson. But today, the 120 year old green barn-like building sits dilapidated and empty. Well, after almost 20 years, live theater returns Thursday... sort of. Jose Mercado joins us to explain. He sits on the historic theatre’s board of directors and teaches theatre at UC-Denver.

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