Denver’s Granada Theatre is now a dramatic living space
A silent screen cinema is transformed
Photography: LIV Sotheby's International Realty / Tommy Ellis
One of Colorado’s first silent movie theatres has started its second life as a soaring 6,000 sq ft home in downtown Denver.
The Granada Theatre dates from 1926 and was built using brick in a Spanish Revival style. Originally a small lobby and ticket booth occupied the ground floor, with a 3,500 sq ft main theatre – complete with sloping floors, an elevated stage and a concrete mezzanine and brick projection booth.
The Denver property has undergone a $3.4m transformation into a dramatic home, befitting its starry origins. An original marquee sign still hangs above the door, but its interiors have been completely transformed.
Exposed brick and steel beams create an industrial vibe, softened by hardwood floors, bespoke cabinetry and natural stone surfaces. Harking back to its past as an entertainment venue, the three-bedroom Colorado property has a number of entertaining spaces, including an outdoor living room with a kitchen, and a star-gazing deck with views across downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains.
Elsewhere, the old orchestra pit where musicians performed scores for the silent films, has been repurposed as a heated underground garage and separate shop.