Colorado State unveils new theater

The newly-completed Lory Student Center theater is having its grand opening Friday night and inaugural events are scheduled throughout the evening.

The events range from concerts, to receptions, lectures, films, banquets and similar get-togethers.


Today’s grand opening is the first event of many to come to celebrate the LSC’s 50th Anniversary.

The theater’s moveable, retractable seating structure allows the theatre to be transformed to accommodate a variety of events. The system is one of the first of its kind in the nation, according to the LSC website.

Events today are, “designed to give the students an idea of what the theater can be used for once they’re inside,” said LSC Executive Director, Mike Ellis.

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What theater events are happening Friday?

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Music, booths, and surprise performances on the plaza

5 p.m. – Free hot dogs and Coca-Cola in the Sculpture Garden (while supplies last)

5:30 p.m. – Resonant RAMblings performance in the refreshed theater


5-7 p.m. – Curfman Gallery Opening Reception: “Our Visual History: 50 Years of Art in the LSC”

6:30 – 7p.m. – Get free movie popcorn and find your seat

7 p.m. – Free showing of The Avengers in the refreshed Theatre

(Events sponsored by G.U.I.D.E.)