DVD_RockyMountainLegacy[DVD: Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network, Inc. – 1995 – 57 mins]. For over a century, Elitch Gardens (Denver, Colorado) was considered one of America’s most unique amusement parks. It was the site of Denver’s first zoo, home to America’s oldest summer stock theatre and had one of the country’s greatest ballrooms, the Trocadero. Turn-of-the-century motion picture film, archival photographs, and interviews celebrate the lasting legacy of Elitch Gardens. ANDY SHINE SAYS: Four chapters detail the history of John and Mary Elitch’s park: “The Gardens,” “The Theatre,” “The Ballroom” and “The Park,” including the many attractions through the years, up to 1995 when old Elitch Gardens closed. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.