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Ghosts of the West

  • 130 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
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  • Dates: 9/21/2023, 10/7/2023, 10/8/2023, 10/19/2023
  • Location: Historic Park Theatre & Cafe
  • Address: 130 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Time: Sep 7, 21 - 2 p.m., Oct 7 - 8 p.m., Oct 8 - 4 p.m., Oct 19 - 2 p.m.
  • Price: $12 all seats [Special Lecture + Movie combo on 10/7 & 10/8 only: $19 for adults, $17 for students & seniors, $15 for children]
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Lost mines, abandoned diggings, ghost towns...

Today, the old hotels and saloons stand in mute testimony to a fabled past when prospectors came to gamble, find and lose a fortune, or die without revealing the location of a rich and elusive mine. Their tales continue to fascinate and intrigue, and even haunt us.

Best Documentary Award-winning "Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail" relates stories of towns from mineral strike to boom to bust, revealing their ultimate fates and legacies. A Q&A with writer-director E. S. Knightchilde follows each presentation.

NOTE: The screenings on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, are preceded by "The Haunted West," a multimedia lecture presented by the creator of "Ghosts of the West." Special lecture + movie ticket combos are available online for those dates under the listing for "The Haunted West."