Rooftop Performance Spaces

Added on by Chris Gebhart.

One of the best things about summer in Colorado is a night out listening to music or watching a movie at Red Rocks amphitheater. The incredible open air theater was built by the CCC in 1941, set respectfully into the large red rock formations in the foothills west of Denver.  The blending of architecture and nature is near perfect.  Movie night is a very popular attraction, with capacity crowds squeezing in weekly to watch films, have a picnic and enjoy the summer evening overlooking the lights of Denver. 

Austin, TX has a new rooftop venue at the AMOA Arthouse where movies (art/architecture) are screened under the Texas stars.  Close up views of Austin’s skyline from this aerie vantage-point are had, while viewers enjoy the movie and each others company.  It’s a very casual atmosphere, and the space is very flexible so different events can be accommodated.  It has many of the same qualities of Red Rocks Amphitheater, in a more urban setting. The use of the Arthouse’s “fifth” facade is a great rooftop architectural success, not only as a movie venue, but as a sought-after event space for the public.