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The Odgen Theater

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Denver's premier concert venue featuring the latest in contemporary rock shows.

The Odgen Theater is a music venue and former movie theater in Denver, Colorado, United States. Located at 935 E. Colfax Avenue in the neighborhood of Capitol Hill, it was built in 1917 and has a maximum capacity of 2200 for concerts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ogden Theater was opened in 1919 by John Thompson, who also ran the Thompson (later Bluebird) Theater. The Ogden Theatre originally hosted live performances such as weekly organ recitals, dances, lectures and vaudeville acts - most notably, the legendary Harry Houdini. By 1937 it had been converted to a movie theater that featured everything from the classics to the avant garde. In the '80's it also featured the cult movie classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The inside and outside of the Ogden Theater have been renovated many times throughout the years, as well as a host of different marquee signs have been used. The current sign on the front of the theater has been in place since 1993.

In the late 1980s, ownership of the theater changed hands numerous times until the theater was closed in 1990. The theater was marked for demolition until Doug Kauffman of the independent live music promoter Nobody In Particular Presents purchased the building in 1992. Kauffman's vision was to turn the Ogden Theater into a premiere music venue.

The Ogden Theater was re-opened in 1993 featuring a wide variety of live performances. The theatre found its niche and has become Denver's premier concert venue featuring approximately 150 concerts per year. The Ogden Theater Box Office is open daily between 10am and 2 pm. In 2005, NIPP sold the venue to AEG Live.

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