Desi Arnaz Jr. - Owner
Desi Arnaz, Jr. purchased the Historic Boulder Theatre in 1998 and is currently renovating it into a Live Performing Arts Theatre. It closed as a movie theatre in 1997 because it couldn't compete with all the new cineplexes opening over the hill in Las Vegas.
The Historic Boulder Theatre is home to non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company (BCBC). Desi has taken down the movie screen and built a stage, added mirrors to the back wall and allows BCBC to use this wonderful space for ballet lessons and performances.
Desi's band has performed two sold-out performances at the Theatre as a fundraiser for BCBC. Check out Desi's web site at www.riccidesibilly.com.
Very soon everything will be new in the Theatre! Since Desi purchased the Historic Theatre in the Spring of 1998, a huge amount of work has been done to renovate, restore and bring the building up to code.
Here is a list the work that has been done so far:
This photo is our "Painting Daddies" painting the Theatre pink! All of the men who patched and painted the Theatre for us have little girls studying dance at Dance Etc. and painted the whole Theatre for us on two consecutive weekends with a lot of TLC.
A big "Thank You" to our City Council and the folks at City Hall who work with the Redevelopment Fund for granting us money from the Fund to pay for the smoke detectors, fire riser, sprinkler system and part of the electrical work.