Originally called The Fox Theatre, the building was built in 1939. (Fun Fact: Both Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were released that year.) The original façade of the building was a perfect example of Art Deco – decorated with colored terrazzo, semicircular designs, and glass bricks. The theatre generated a steady flow of pedestrian traffic which benefited many of Downtown Longmont’s retail merchants, and it was an integral part of our community. In 1960, Richard Klein purchased the property from the Fox Corporation and renamed it the Trojan Theater. In 1990, the Longmont Theatre Company purchased the building and converted the facility to a performing arts complex, using the funds they had raised from donations and grants. The name was changed once again to the Longmont Performing Arts Center.
Today, the Longmont Theatre Company offers live theatre and entertainment for all ages, and is the oldest continually operating community theatre in Northern Colorado. Experience high quality entertainment with a strong educational component, for and by the citizens of the greater Boulder County area, who successfully manage a self-sufficient performing arts center.
The theatre has also added a new movie house inside. The new Trojan Movie House now premiers classic films on a regular basis with special features of horror films and holiday favorites around certain times of the year!