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3654 Navajo St. Denver, CO 80211 | Northwest Denver | 303-477-9984

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Denver’s Bug Theatre was originally built as a movie house in 1912 and passed through several different hands before landing in the hands of local artists Chandler Romeo and Reed Weimer. Since then, it has become a major venue for alternative arts, including movies, comedy, music and other performances.


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  • BUG

    7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until September 20
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    8:00 p.m. first Mon. of every month

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The Bug Theatre is Denver's most unique live theatre and film screening room.

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