Essence of art-house: Boedecker Theater offers a new venue for classic films

Essence of art-house: Boedecker Theater offers a new venue for classic films

Rich Harris, Executive Director of Dairy Center

Rich Harris, Executive Director of Dairy Center, in the Boedecker Theater in the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. (Mark Leffingwell)

Boulder Daily Camera

There’s a new scent emanating from the southeast portion of Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts. It’s the essence of new carpet and seats, mixed with new electronic equipment.

Soon, though, a different aroma will waft its way through the Dairy Center: popcorn.

The Boedecker Theater, the city’s new art-house cinema, opens to the public on Wednesday. So does its popcorn machine. Construction of the cinema, housed in the wing that formerly housed a public television studio at the Dairy, began last fall. But the idea to bring an art-house cinema with state-of-the-art technology to Boulder was hatched in 2009.

“We were looking for what was underserved,” said Rich Harris, the Dairy Center’s executive director.

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