Econo Lodge Downtown
714 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 636-3385
Fax: (719) 447-1378
Divided into three large floors, the Armstrong Hall is one of the biggest structures at Colorado College. It houses over 25 conference rooms, classrooms, a humanities and a multi-media lab, most of the administrative offices and a large theater used for drama productions and dance performances. The Max Kade theater is used for lectures, screenings of student films and foreign-language theater productions. With so many facilities available, there is hardly anything that the Armstrong Hall does not provide!
Built by Colarado University in 1908, this gorgeous Tudor-style dormitory was built to house the ladies of the university. Opposite a residential quadrangle just west of Armstrong Quadrangle, Bernis Hall, in addition to comfortable dormitory settings for women, has a splendid lounge with wood paneling and ceiling beams and a dining room still used by the students for special occasions. Bernis Hall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Originally known as the Colorado Springs High School, the school was renamed after the city's founder, General William Jackson Palmer. The school has a theater called the Palmer High School Theater which is a venue for theatrical events of 'Capitol Steps', which is a musical comedy show. The theater is also used for local events and rehearsals for various plays and musical shows. Call for related details of the facilities and shows.
Disciples of Jesus Christ, the First Christian Church aims to teach the people to follow and devote their lives to the Lord. The church provides Bible Study courses for children as well as adults. Various concerts and choirs focusing on Christian Music are held here. There are solo as well as group performances by local and national artists from time to time. Sunday services are regularly held at 8:15am and 11am.
Watching this theater dance troupe grace the stage squeezes out of you gasps of awe and how-can-they-do-that-without-popping-a-hamstring cringes. Since 1977 it has been bringing grace and agility to Colorado Springs, with an emphasis on ballet and modern dance. Each year it sponsors up to five performances with national and international dance companies, and, in the past, have included the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the world-famous Superstars of the Bolshoi. The troupe also sponsors master classes, kid's performances and workshops. Check the website for upcoming performances.
This white hulk of a building, with its "Classic Revival" architecture, looks like it should belong in Washington DC rather than Colorado. Built in 1923 for the amazingly low sum of just over $424,000, it, over the years, has brought entertainment to the masses. With a seating capacity of over 8,000, it still attracts concerts, lectures, boxing matches and auctions. Dining options during the day can be found in the City Auditorium Cafe (7am-2pm Tue-Sun).
Whether you are seeking an outlet from the drudgery of heavy business meetings, or are in the mood for something "different," this novel entertainment offering will, if anything, crease your face with a smile. Organists perform on the City Auditorium ancient Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ to the accompaniment of clips from classic silent films; it is classic entertainment in its most classic form. Bring your lunch, or grab a bite in the City Auditorium Cafe. Admission is free.
Kimball's Twin Peak Theater screens independent and foreign films for your viewing pleasure. Of course, there are also commercial films that are screened once in a while. A unique feature about this place is that they have a wine bar, which offers Bristol beers and 12 kinds of wines by the glass. You can also pick up a panini sandwich and espresso drink to keep you full. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
Located west of downtown, the Colorado Avenue Bridge is a venue for many festivals and events. College festivals and many musical concerts by known artists from around the world performing different genres of music have taken place here. Food and drinks are generally available at the venue, you can bring along your chair and blanket to sit on during festivals and just have a blast with friends. Many local and national events keep happening at this venue, which is one of the preferred locations for many artists.
This 2000-seat center is a veritable shrine to the creative mind. The Colorado Springs Chorale, the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, and the Colorado Springs Symphony all call it home. Every seat offers a good view of the stage, making it one the more intimate performance halls in the state. In addition, the center also stages rock concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music, Broadway musical plays, a lecture series and occasionally presents art exhibits.
The Black Sheep is a very popular nightclub in Colorado Springs and also a venue for live music performances. You can see graffiti work on the walls of the nightclub and a wooden bar table with red stools from where you can enjoy the live performances. Managed by Soda Jerk Presents, the venue has a capacity to comfortably accommodate 450 people and manages to host 3 to 4 shows a week. Famous bands like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Rilo Kiley, the Queers and many national and local artists perform at this venue. You can also burn those extra calories on the dance floor on DJ nights at the club.
It's as if George's Union Station pumps zest into the life of people in the city—the place is that zippy! The stage and acoustics at this music club is just too good. Every single person in the crowd is bound to get swayed with the music that the band plays here every time. You are in for a great treat at Union Station after a tiring day; fun, fashion and spirit define this place well.