RMPBS Colorado Experience Returns to Fox Theatre Walsenburg

Colorado Film Office & Rocky Mountain PBS announce statewide Colorado Experience Road Show

The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media (COFTM) and Rocky Mountain PBS today announced “The Colorado Experience Road Show”, a statewide tour celebrating history and original television content. The tour will extend to theaters throughout the state and screen episodes of the original program “Colorado Experience” over the next six months.

A weekly history series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS, “Colorado Experience” explores the people, places and events that have shaped the state. From the colorful characters who built the state to the events that shaped who we are and the places we call home, this series educates as well as entertains. COFTM provided incentives for seasons one and two of the show.

Many of the screenings will be held at theaters that were part of the state’s 2013 Rural Theater Project, a public-private grant program that helped rural theaters stay in business when the demand for new expensive digital projection equipment for movie theaters was a threat to many small rural theaters. Not only do theaters provide entertainment, they play a crucial role in enhancing culture and creating community in many downtown areas. To date, the program has helped 12 theaters afford to stay in business, and has increased funding for seven additional theaters.

Episodes to Screen

The Sheriff
Rankin Scott Kelly fled New England in anticipation of prosecution for murder. This early brush with crime served as a catalyst for Kelly’s dedication to the law, becoming El Paso County’s first sheriff. Follow Kelly through the un-mapped Colorado Territory as he tracks outlaws such as Big Tooth Jim and the Espinosa Brothers.

Cinema on the Plains
Discover the glamorous Hollywood-style movie theatre’s that served as social hubs from 1910 to the 1950s.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM (Episodes are roughly 30 minutes)

Address: Fox Theatre Walsenburg, 715 Main Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089

Reception: After the screenings and Q&A with the Colorado Experience Producers, a reception is being held at the Museum of Friends.

 

Rocky Mountain PBS     Colorado Office of Film Television Media