The Flagler Theatre has been showing movies since 1930 when it opened as the Grand Theatre. It served as the town's auditorium with its existing stage until the screen was permanently mounted in the 1967.
Its vintage charm is evident from its ticket booth to the flat wooden floor and hand painted murals. The flat hardwoods also provided a place to hold dances, carnivals, roller skate and other special events because in the early days, the seats were set in banks of four on 2 by 4s. The seats were stacked against the wall to clear the floor.
The murals were handpainted for the theatre in 1930 by William Dickinson of Burlington. The rest of the interior design features airbrushed wall treatments.
Today, it is the only theatre in Kit Carson County, the only big screen from Limon, Colorado, to Goodland, Kansas and Yuma to Eads, and one of the few in towns the size of Flagler.
Our goal is to entertain and be the place in the community where people meet for a few hours. Whether is it a date night, a place to meet with friends, a night with the family, The Flagler Theatre wants to be the spot where people go to be entertained for the evening.