3 Screens. Built in 1930. Operated by Landmark since 1986. Featuring Denver's finest in independent film and foreign language cinema, the Mayan Theatre is located in the heart of Central Denver amongst a bevy of art galleries, restaurants and vintage clothing stores in the Baker District.To find out how to plan a trip to Denver, use our trip itinerary maker.
The historic Mayan, built in 1930, narrowly missed the wrecking ball in the mid-1980s, when, at the eleventh hour, it was saved by the local group "Friends of the Mayan." In 1986, The Mayan was restored to its former glory. Renovated meticulously at a cost of nearly $2 million, it is one of the country's three remaining theatres designed in the Art Deco Mayan Revival style. It has been converted into a three-screen palace, with one large, magnificent auditorium and two cozy theatres upstairs, featuring stadium seating.
There is also an upstairs cafe and seating area.
Open 30 minutes before the first scheduled show starts
Closed 15 minutes after the last scheduled show starts
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Landmark's Mayan Theatre reviews
The Mayan is a staple in Denver. It has two theatres on the main level and one on the top level. There is a bar upstairs and you can take a drink into any of the theatres. The seats are not new... more »
We did not enjoy a movie but definitely enjoyed our visit to the theater. The facade is unique and the interior a step back in time. We sought out the other building in the city designed by the... more »
I suppose it's the best old theatre in Denver. It doesn't have reclining seats, but it has its own character! I often come at Landmark's Mayan to see the art house films. I also appreciate that they run a film series of classic films. This place is not for everyone (it isn't so comfy as others), but for me it has a great value. I would recommend to see indie films here as well.
What a beautiful theatre! Some people complained about the chairs being uncomfortable, but I thought they were comfortable. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. And for parking, behind the theatre's a parking lot or you can park on the street. Overall, I had enjoyed my experience here!
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