New Mexico Movie Theatres (page 3)

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Kiva Theatre
Las Vegas, NM
Serf Theatre
Las Vegas, NM
The Kiva Theatre opened in 1912 as the Mutual Theater. It was remodeled in the 1930s. It may have been renamed the Kiva at that point. It was also known as the Campus Theatre in the 1980s and then renamed the Kiva later on. These photos are from 2012. The theatre has been closed since 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

The Serf Theatre was built in 1937. The theatre had been closed since 2005. These photos are from 2012. It reopened in 2014 as the Serf Theatre Hall which features live performances and event space. For more, see this website. [map]

Lea Theatre
Lovington, NM
The Lea Theatre opened in 1948 and closed in the late 1980s. It reopened in 1991 after a restoration. For more, see this website. [map]

El Raton Theatre
Raton, NM
Shuler Theatre
Raton, NM
The El Raton Theatre opened in 1930. It closed in 2006. The theatre reopened in 2008 and now features movies and specials events. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

The Shuler Theatre was designed by Rapp & Rapp. It opened in 1915 as the Shuler Auditorium which featured live entertainment. It later became a movie theatre. The theatre is now used as a performing arts venue. For more, see this website. [map]

former Plains Theatre
Roswell, NM
The Plains Theatre opened in 1947 and closed in the 1970s. The UFO Museum moved into the vacant building in 1996. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Lensic Theatre
Santa Fe, NM
The Lensic Theatre was designed by the Boller Brothers and opened in 1931. The auditorium is atmospheric with rolling clouds are projected onto the sky of the ceiling. The theatre closed in 1999. It reopened as the Lensic Performing Arts Center in 2001. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pecos Theatre
Santa Rosa, NM
The Pecos Theatre opened in 1919 as the El Paso Tiempo Theatre. It was renamed a few times, becoming the Pecos Theatre in 1936. It became the Rodeo Theatre in 1965. The County purchased the building in 2016 and added the new marquee and sign in 2019. It reopened then as a movie theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Gila Theatre
Silver City, NM
El Sol Theatre
Silver City, NM
The Gila Theatre opened in 1950 and closed in 1988. It reopened briefly but has been closed since 2003. For more, see this website. [map]

The El Sol Theatre was built in 1934 and is just across the street from the Gila Theatre. The El Sol opened and closed throughout the 1950s and eventually became a warehouse for a sporting goods store. The exterior was restored in the early 1990s. In 1998, the interior was restored as well. There were plans to reopen the theatre as a performing arts center in 2004 but, as of 2012, the building is still only used for retail space. For more, see this website. [map]

Princess Theatre
Tucumcari, NM
Odeon Theatre
Tucumcari, NM
The Princess Theatre was built in 1917. It appears to have been either rebuilt or remodeled in the 1930s. The theatre was damaged in a fire and has been vacant for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

The Odeon Theatre was built around 1936 and is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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