Opened during the Roaring Twenties, the Gothic Theatre had a long run as a movie house until Steve Schalk took it over in the late ’90s, saving it from the wrecking ball. Schalk remodeled and rebuilt the venue from the foundation to the roof, but left the theater's art-deco-style interior intact. Now it's a magnificent venue with old-world charm, great sound and a progressive booking policy. Beyond its aesthetic qualities -- and there are many -- the theater takes chances on lesser-known national acts, as well as providing a home for creative local projects that might not otherwise have a stage. In early 2013, AEG Live Rocky Mountains took over both the booking and operation of the venue.