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Ute Theater

Rifle, Colorado

The Ute Theater in Rifle, Colorado was designed and built in 1947 by town resident, Don Monson. For many years following its construction, Monson and his wife, Mary, were active community members who cared for and managed the theater’s events and happenings. Over the years, however, the once thriving community hub began to deteriorate and attracted fewer and fewer people.

In 2006, the City of Rifle acquired the building after it went up for sale. The town recognized the building as an economic asset due to its location in downtown just one block north of the main business district.


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