OVERVIEW (back to top)
Festivus Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting high-quality indie films to our awesome Denver audience.
VENUE INFO (back to top)
The Oriental Theater
The historic Oriental Theater, in the Berkeley Highlands neighborhood, is a shining example of the Exotic Revival architectural style popularized in late 1920s movie theaters.
Built at a time when a theater's decor prepared patrons for the excitement and glamour of a film, the Oriental Theater's interior created for theatergoers the atmosphere of a Middle Eastern palace at twilight. The Persian courtyard theme is evident in realistic murals depicting desert themes, minarets, domes, arches and palm fronds. Plaster friezes, terracotta accents, recesses designed to resemble porticos and balconies, rich draperies and rose-colored seats completed the scene.
Now under new management, the Oriental Theater has recently undergone tremendous renevation making it one of Denver's premiere entertainment venues.
The Oriental Theater serves as much more than a music venue. It is an anchor of the bustling Tennyson Art and Business District and serves the broad interests of Denver's burgeoning cultural scene.
The Bug Theatre
Originally built in 1912 as a nickelodeon movie house, the theatre now known as The Bug survived multiple incarnations and more than 25 years of dormancy before local artists Chandler Romeo and Reed Weimer renovated the building in 1994 and founded the Bug Performance & Media Art Center (BPMAC), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Denver audiences by facilitating the development and presentation of diverse arts and cultural programming. Though recognized early on by the media as an important Denver alternative arts center, the organization floundered financially. Since a restructuring in 1998, the Bug Theatre has flourished and gained critical acclaim & financial stability.
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HOTELS (back to top)
The Curtis hotel is the official hotel of the Festivus Film Festival. The Curtis is located in downtown Denver at 14th Avenue and Curtis Street. Call 800-525-6651 to book your room. Filmmakers: Be sure to contact the festival before booking rooms.
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