My favorite Aspen movie venue, the old Isis cinema house, was modernized back in the late 1990’s. Until then, it was owned and operated by a local mom and pop couple for over 30 years. The original Isis was a classic movie theatre with plush vintage seats and delicious, fresh-made popcorn. I especially loved to hear the great interpretations given by Dominick before starting each film reel.
While going to the movies today is much different, theaters in the Roaring Fork Valley are offering up a great selection of top notch viewing spots.
Crystal Theater – Carbondale
Located on the 400 block of Main Street, the Crystal Theater has quite an eclectic history. The building has hosted a mercantile, bank, and was even used for potato storage during the depression. It wasn’t until the 1940’s that it was transitioned into a live theater. In the 1980’s, a local couple renovated the theater, and the big screen here has entertained patrons with movies of all kinds ever since. Absolutely try the fresh made, seasoned popcorn.
427 Main Street, Carbondale
Isis – Aspen
The current Isis multiplex boasts five screens and a state-of-the-art experience. The Isis showcases mainstream flicks and occasionally acts as host to independent films. The best thing about the Isis is its location – it is a walk-up right in the middle of Aspen, keeping the small town movie going experience very convenient.
406 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen
Movieland Cinemas – Mid-Valley
Movieland is, by far, the largest multiplex of the valley and it is conveniently located in El Jebel, amid a myriad of restaurants and shops. There are 7 theaters, some of which feature stadium seating and Dolby Digital sound. Plan a fun night around dinner nearby followed by one of Hollywood’s best.
218 E Valley Rd # 300, Carbondale
Movies in the Mall Cinemas – Glenwood Springs
Prepare for the ultimate movie going experience. Glenwood Springs’ Movies in the Mall features the latest in cinema technology including stadium seating, surround sound auditoriums and genuine 35mm cinema projection technology on its three screens. Sign up to follow us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/moviesinthemallglenwoodsprings
51027 Hwy 6 & 24, Glenwood Springs
Springs Theater – Glenwood Springs
Located in the heart of Downtown Glenwood Springs, the Springs Theater remains an authentic cinema with modern conveniences. Clean and comfortable, this is a movie adventure true to its small town surroundings.
915 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Caverns 4D Motion Theater – Glenwood Springs
For something beyond the ordinary, consider taking a journey to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for a 4D movie experience. This theater is furnished with moving seats, surround sound, and special effects virtually tantalizing all of your senses. Fly to school with a jetpack, plunge into a haunted mine, or traverse down a snowy mountain. A trip to the theater is included in the cost of their day pass.
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road