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By: Patrick O’Neill, Staff Writer
One of Denver’s many historical landmarks is the Mayan Theatre. Located on Broadway, the Mayan was built in 1930 and remains one of the only three theatres in the country in the art deco Mayan revival style. The theatre features many interesting features such as Mayan-style art and reliefs on the walls and bright deco paint.
The Mayan usually features four films at the same time in each of its three screens. This theatre was renovated in 1986 after being saved from demolition by a group known as the “Friends of the Mayan. The theatre is also notable in its hosting of foreign language and independent films.
I had the opportunity to see The Favourite at the Mayan. The Favourite is a relatively new film from the director, Yorgos Lanthimos. It stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Colman. This film tells the story of Queen Anne of England and all her subjects’ misadventures at the royal palace. It is a raunchy and fun dark comedy that is still available to be seen at the Mayan.
Olivia Colman recently won Best Actress at the Golden Globes this year and the film itself was nominated for five different awards. The Favourite also received several Academy Award nominations including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
The Mayan has received numerous travel and destination awards and is certainly a unique place to see some of your favourite films.
For more information and to check out some new films see: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/denver/mayan-theatre
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