In 1966 student actors began staging summer plays in a ram-shackle collection of one-, two-, and three-story buildings and additions, sheathed in corrugated metal and frame siding, which step back to a fourth-story penthouse. Crudely remodeled after a 1970 fire, the funky old movie theater was given a low-budget, high-tech facelift and interior renovation by Long Hoeft Architects of Denver and Georgetown. Their Mineshaft Modern design cleverly rearranges traditional elements and materials seen on the town's old-timers. They reformed and strengthened the structure, clad it in pressed metal siding—a cheap, common, traditional mining town solution—and added a second-story porch similar to that of the neighboring Creede Hotel.
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Creede Repertory Theater
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