Colfax Avenue Store
The Tattered Cover "Theater of Ideas"
Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Located in the historic Bonfils-Lowenstein Theater, Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue has two floors of books and a space for autographings and events.
Location: 2526 East Colfax Avenue at Elizabeth Street, directly across the street from the East High School and the City Park Esplanade.
*A Parking Garage off of Elizabeth or Columbine Streets provides free parking and streetside parking is also available.
Local phone number: 303-322-7727
Local fax number: 303-399-2279
Store hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
Once Upon a Time...
"Long before the creation of the Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver's premier theater was staged at the Bonfils Memorial Theater at East Colfax Avenue and Elizabeth Street. Over 33 years, the Bonfils' seductive stage called out to everyone from New York celebrities to a state Supreme Court justice to a future Miss America to legions of ordinary folk. It even saw the occasional streaker and bomb threat. It was a community theater that was professionally run.When former Denver Post publisher Helen Bonfils built her 550-seat theater palace as a memorial to her parents, it was the first new live theater built anywhere in Denver in 40 years. It soon became the epicenter of Denver society. By the time it closed in 1986 as the Lowenstein Theater, it had hosted more than 400 mainstage and children's productions. Its legacy includes a summer festival caravan that toured city parks, a free annual outdoor summer musical in Cheesman Park and a black-box cabaret. Its long list of legendary directors includes Alexander Ivo, Robert Wells, Harry Geldard, Bob Bannister, Buddy Butler, Bev Newcomb-Madden and Gary Montgomery, nephew of British military hero Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery." ~Denver Post, read more ☛ here
a real theater.