FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2011
Nicole Haley, Publicist (310) 441-7400
LOS ANGELES CITY SLICKER BUYS COLORADO’S MAJESTIC DUDE RANCH
Los Angeles resident and single-screen theatre owner Robert Bucksbaum fulfilled a lifelong
dream this past month by buying The Majestic Dude Ranch (formerly Lake Mancos Ranch). “I
guess I should have been born in the 1800s because I have such an affinity for the simple life.”
After a harrowing stint in the military as a paratrooper, Bucksbaum returned home. His love of movies propelled him to purchase the historic Crest Theatre in Westwood, which he renamed the Majestic Crest. His story is very similar to the character played in The Majestic starring Jim Carrey. The film’s director Frank Darabont gave him an autographed poster from the film which he proudly displayed in the theatre lobby. After eight years of tearing tickets and serving popcorn, harsh economic realities slowed the theatre business to crawl. All this time, Bucksbaum had never lost his passion for fly fishing, horseback riding or the great outdoors. It was time for a change. He sold the theatre and recently purchased the Lake Mancos Dude Ranch which has been in operation since 1956. When he first saw the surrounding mountains and breathtaking vistas, he decided the word “majestic” still applied.
Bucksbaum saw this as a unique opportunity to combine his interests in nature, outdoor activities, business and the Old West in the form of a family friendly ranch.
The Majestic Dude Ranch sits high in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, a working guest/dude ranch just 35 minutes from Durango. Bucksbaum brings his signature enthusiasm and passion to every aspect of the ranch operations. A wide variety of unique activities will be offered including hay rides, horseback riding, roping lessons, fly fishing, gold panning, kayaking and much more! A lifetime baseball devotee and a fan of the film Field of Dreams, Bucksbaum is even building a full baseball field and batting cages on the ranch property. He still retains his excitement for movies with plans for nightly film screenings under the stars.
Bucksbaum feels confident about his unique vision for the ranch and the future possibilities it holds for his guests. “I believe in reaching out and grabbing hold of life and living your dreams. My goal is for guests to leave the ranch feeling rejuvenated and having rediscovered the beauty of the world around them.”
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