National and State Register

Bluebird Theater

Denver County

The Bluebird Theater opened in 1915 as the Thompson, one of the early Denver theaters designed specifically for the exhibition of movies. 

A view of the theater from across the street.

Bluebird Theater

Harry Huffman, premier movie theater owner and promoter, acquired the Bluebird to begin the city’s first and largest locally owned chain of movie theaters.  Designed by prominent Denver architect Harry W.J. Edbrooke, the theater represents the first of what quickly became a discernable type of entertainment venue, the neighborhood movie theater.