Thanks to the generous support of The Boedecker Foundation, The Dairy Center for the Arts now includes a state-of-the-art cinema. The Boedecker Theater, a 60-seat art-house cinema outfitted with plush stadium seating, 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Def DLP projection, is a place where patrons can enjoy a glass of beer or wine while viewing first-run independent and international film, live opera and ballet broadcasts via satellite, and other high-quality cultural programming. Education is a key component of the facility, with frequent talk-back discussions scheduled after films. The theater can also accommodate live performances and programs.
The groundbreaking for The Boe took place Thursday, Aug. 19 with the opening slated for 2011. The existing space at the southeast corner of the building will be renovated and reconfigured to include the latest acoustic and projection technologies available.
The theater is funded by a grant from the Boedecker Foundation and its founder, George B. Boedecker Jr. of Boulder. Boedecker is a longtime Boulder resident and the founder of Crocs Inc. He established his Boulder-based foundation to provide critical resources to charitable organizations that inspire positive change within diverse communities around the world.
The theater has been designed by architect Stephen Sparn and will be built by Deneuve Construction.
Please check back for construction updates and preliminary programming announcements.