It's showtime! Here are 15 mighty independent movie theaters in Denver to make the most of your night out

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 18, 2017, 12:34am |

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science houses an IMAX theater.

Few things say entertainment quite like the movie theater. The smell of popcorn, the cushioned red chairs, the big screen and finding your perfect seat are all time-honored traditions that come with going to see a movie, and that's all without even mentioning the movie itself. 

Whether you're one who likes thrillers, action, comedy, romance, adventure, horror, going to see your favorite genre movie makes for an enjoyable and relaxing past-time.

According to statistics, 13 percent of Americans go to see a movie once a month, which can be great for a social excursion, date night or just to see what the hype is about a particular movie.

If you're wanting to get out for the night or just need a source of diversion, a trip to the theater can be the perfect remedy. Here are 15 mighty independent movie theaters in Denver, ready to wow you.

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Hankins Theatres Northfield 18

8300 E. 49th Ave., Denver, CO 80238
(720) 374-3118
Hankins is a great place to go to unwind at a nice theater for a reasonable price.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sloans

4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204
(720) 577-4720
This cinema offers beer, wine and full meal options while you watch the latest release or a theme-night throwback.

United Artists Colorado Center 9 & IMAX

2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
(844) 462-7342
Free parking is a nice perk at this movie theater, which often has plenty of movies showing.

Mayan Theatre

110 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 744-6799
This theatre features a full bar so you can drink and watch at the same time.

Regal Cinemas Continental 10 & RPX

3635 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80222
(844) 462-7342
Like other traditional theaters, Regal offers popcorn to crunch and a great selection of movies.

Pavillions Theatre

500 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
(303) 454-9032
Pavillions features comfortable seats that will leave you feeling rested after the movie is over.

Esquire Theatre

590 Downing St., Denver, CO 80218
(303) 733-0148
Esquire offers the latest movies in a classic setting. The theater's rich history includes being one of the oldest movie theaters in Denver.

Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
(720) 381-0813
Sie normally features independent films and offers a full bar, making this a refreshing break from other theaters.

Elvis Cinemas

7400 E. Hampden Blvd., Denver, CO 80231
(303) 948-5555
Elvis brings the Denver community affordable tickets, making going to the theater as a family a more feasible treat.

IMAX Theater: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
(303) 370-6000
IMAX brings the viewing experience to another level at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Chez Artiste

2800 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
(303) 758-3496
Fun snacks and refreshments help make this theater experience memorable.

The Oriental Theater

4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
(720) 420-0030
The Oriental Theater is a fun place to go for movies and live musical events.

Crossroads Theater

2590 Washington St., Denver, CO 80205
(720) 526-2467
Crossroads Theater once showed movies, but now they offer live performances if you want to switch movie night up.

Bike-In Movie Series @ Civic Center Park

Civic Center Park, Denver, CO 80209
This theater is exactly what it sounds like: a bike-in theater, so you can enjoy fresh air and wonderful films.

The Historic Elitch Theatre

4655 W. 37th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
(720) 593-9395
Though not a movie theater, any list of Denver cinemas would be incomplete without mentioning The Historic Elitch Theatre. This is the perfect venue for enjoying a blast to the past with a live theater performance.

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