Art

Midnight Madness Is Back at the Landmark Esquire

The Esquire is back from the dead — well, a long nap.
The Esquire is back from the dead — well, a long nap. Zoe Yabrove

click to enlarge The Esquire is back from the dead — well, a long nap. - ZOE YABROVE
The Esquire is back from the dead — well, a long nap.
Zoe Yabrove
The Landmark Esquire, which shut its doors after sustaining water damage in December 2018, finally reopened in mid-June with the new zombie flick The Dead Don't Die. Now it's bringing back its popular Midnight Madness series this weekend.

Despite a remodel, the historic theater, which dates back to 1927, still offers a nostalgic experience — just with comfier seats and cup holders. To honor its past, the Esquire has booked classic movies that premiered at the theater every Wednesday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
click to enlarge ZOE YABROVE
Zoe Yabrove
The Midnight Madness screening series focuses on more contemporary films. It will return Friday, July 5, with Alien, which will repeat at midnight Friday, July 6. A different movie will be shown at midnight every Friday and Saturday through the month, culminating with the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, July 27. As Colorado's Elusive Ingredient, the troupe that performs along with the movie, notes: "I'll be going home."

Other than the new seats and some modern carpet, the Esquire doesn't look all that different after its six-month closure. But the theater has upgraded its concessions with a few added treats, including gourmet chocolate bars, packaged cookies and chilled Junior Mints. In the near future, the Esquire also plans to offer beer.

For current movie listings and to purchase tickets, visit the Landmark Esquire website.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Zoe Yabrove is a Denver native with an undergraduate degree in creative writing and a master’s in special education. She is a teacher in Denver Public Schools and contributes to Westword to get her writing fix.
Contact: Zoe Yabrove