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mikezep61
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2008 8:12:53 PM

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VENUE INFORMATION AND BACKGROUND:

Venue:
Denver Auditorium Arena

Venue Street Address:
13th & Champa Streets

City/State/Country:
Denver, Colorado, USA

Dates Led Zeppelin Played the Denver Auditorium Arena:
1). December 26, 1968 (Very first U.S. concert; supported Vanilla Fudge & Spirit)

Date Venue Opened:
July 7, 1908

The original Denver Municipal Auditorium opened with a capacity of 12,500,
the largest auditorium in the U.S. after Madison Square Garden. Renovations
were made to the building in the 1940’s, and in 1953 the Auditorium Arena
was built into the southern half of the Municipal Auditorium.

Capacity of Auditorium Arena:
6,841

Notes:
The Denver Rockets of the American Basketball Association (ABA) played in the Auditorium Arena from 1967 to 1974 (and in 1974 & 1975 as the ABA’s Denver Nuggets).

Venue (Building) Today:
On February 21, 1990 a wrecking ball started demolishing the Auditorium Arena.
It was then remodeled into the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre and reopened on
November 1, 1991. The theater is now part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Complex and has a seating capacity of 2,830.



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VENUE PHOTOS & LINKS:

PHOTOS:

Photos of the Denver Municipal Auditorium through the years:

1908:




1910:




1921:




1928:




1929:




1930:




1938:




1946:





Other photos of the exterior of the Denver Municipal Auditorium
through the years:



















Photo of the exterior of the remodeled Municipal Auditorium in the 1940's:




Photos of the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre which was built into the
old Auditorium Arena:










Photos of The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex
(which includes the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre):












Ads for the 12/26/68 show:




Review of the 12/26/68 show:





LINKS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Arena_Auditorium

http://www.operapronto.info/exhibitions/exh_audit/exh_audit.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellie_Caulkins_Opera_House

http://www.remembertheaba.com/TeamMaterial/DenverMaterial/RocketsFanMemories.html

http://www.fanfaire.com/Ellie/1a-quigg.htm

http://www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.denvergov.org/Buell_Theatre



Please feel free to post photos, past or present, or other information
regarding the Denver Auditorium Arena. If someone has any interior
or exterior photos of the actual Auditorium Arena could you please
post them.
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