Local Landmark Becomes Permanent Exhibition Home for Non-Profit Aspen Film
Sep. 27, 2022 – Aspen, CO – Aspen Film is excited to announce their acquisition of the Isis Theatre, with an anticipated closing date on October 14. Per a 2007 agreement with the City of Aspen, Aspen Film was given the option to purchase the theater portion of the building and has now exercised that option. The current Isis Theatre lease with the City of Aspen will be terminated, and all obligations to the City have been satisfied in full.
The organization is thrilled about the official change of ownership and will kick off a strategic capital campaign intended to raise funds for modifications and improvements to the existing interiors.
“Since the option to take over the Isis Theatre became available to us, Aspen Film has been working towards taking ownership of this beloved space,” says Aspen Film Executive + Artistic Director, Susan Wrubel. “We are fortunate to be in a position to make the acquisition of the theater a reality and look forward to creating more of a gathering place to deepen community engagement, and share cinematic experiences and thoughtful dialogue.”
In addition to taking ownership of the theater, Aspen Film has engaged Bow Tie Management, a professional commercial movie theater operations company with theater operations in five states, to handle the management and day-to-today operations of the four-screen complex.
“Bow Tie Management is honored to assist Aspen Film in continuing the long and historically significant legacy of the Isis Theatre”, says Ben Moss, Partner in Bow Tie Management. “Aspen Film’s contribution to the cultural enrichment of the Roaring Fork Valley community is immeasurable, and we look forward to working with Aspen Film toward the continued success and prosperity of one of Aspen’s most significant cultural landmarks, the Isis Theatre.”