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Denver’s Historic Elitch Theatre - A Nostalgic Journey


In 1926, Cecil B. De Mille, noted Hollywood director, wrote: “ ...all actors and actresses consider (Elitch Theatre) one of the greatest cradles of the drama in American history.” Dennis Gallagher, Denver’s former City Councilman, fought against the demolishment of the Theatre after the amusement park was moved, saying “Without Mary Elitch’s Theatre, Denver is a city without a soul.”  Mr. Borrillo’s talk honors this world-reknown theatre’s history and preservation, and the legendary actors that graced its stage.

After military service, Theodore A. Borrillo attended law school and taught at the University of Denver School of Law.  He became Chief Deputy District Attorney of Denver and then entered private law practice.  He has an abiding interest in writing and theater.  He has written articles for legal and non-legal publications, and published four books of poetry.  His recent publication embraces the history of “Denver’s Historic Elitch Theatre.”