In this day and age, when people want to watch a film they usually do it from the comfort of their own home. There once was a time when a night out at the cinema encapsulated all of the excitement and glamour of old Hollywood. Looking at the sorry state of theatre-going today, one can’t help but wonder, ‘Where did all the magic go?’
Luckily for attendees at NFPA’s 2011 Backyards & Beyond Wildfire Education Conference, Landmark’s Mayan Theatre is a historic Denver landmark that has preserved it’s classical style. Movie-goers will feel like they’ve gone back in time when they take in the plush seats, draping stage curtain and Mayan-revival décor. The Mayan Theatre is located in Central Denver in the artsy Baker District and has showcased films there since the early ‘30s. When the Mayan was officially designated as a landmark in 1986, it was converted into a three-screen complex with a large auditorium and two upstairs theatres complete with stadium seating. Today, the Mayan features independent film and foreign language cinema. Films playing during conference dates include indie flicks Machine Gun Preacher feat. Gerard Butler, Midnight in Paris feat. Owen Wilson, The Guard, and the classic film The Great Escape. For more information on dates and show times, visit the Mayan’s website.
The 2011 Backyards & Beyond Conference is only one week away! We look forward to seeing you all there. If you happen to visit one of our Denver destination suggestions, feel free to send us your stories and pictures. Enjoy your trip!