This lens is one component in a 35 mm movie film projection system that was used at the Abbey Theatre in Durango from 1997 to 2013. The theater is still in existence as of November 2019 under the name Animas City Theatre. The theater has been Durango’s single-screen, independent cinema serving up alternative entertainment—primarily off-beat niche films—since 1997 (as the Abbey Theatre). Originally, the venue was a dinner theater and after that a pool hall. After opening the theater, the Abbey became a hub for community engagement. The owners began adding more concerts and other community events to the schedule. When the Abbey changed ownership in 2013, the new owners continued and expanded on the precedent but opened as a digital movie theater.