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KiMo Theatre

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Address: 423 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3219
Phone Number: (505)768-3522
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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What a gem!!

We didn't go to a movie or event here but wandered in just before one and were invited to have a look around. Wow oh wow is all I can say. What a marvelous structure and so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 24, 2016
New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We didn't go to a movie or event here but wandered in just before one and were invited to have a look around. Wow oh wow is all I can say. What a marvelous structure and so beautifully and lovingly restored. If there is a 'Pueblo Art Deco' style, this has to be the creme de la creme. It is... More 

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I love the kimono theatre. Beautiful lobby, stage, and theatre area decorated in New Mexican style. Take a few minutes to stop by... It's free with a voluntary donation box.

Thank FamilyTravelLover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I loved my experience at the Kimo theatre. It was a unique experience for me to see "Two Lane Blacktop", a movie from 1971, on the big screen. The movie wasn't great, but the ambiance was fantastic and movie tickets are only $5.00. They also have reasonably priced concessions with 2.00 sodas and delicious popcorn for $1.00 and $2.00. Great... More 

Thank Cole S
Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Ever since we were wowed by this spectacular Pueblo Deco architectural gem on a brief visit to Albuquerque in April 2015, my wife and I have been looking forward to coming back to this theater and going inside and enjoying an event here. When we decided to stop in New Mexico for a week on our return from Southern California,... More 

Thank Volcam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

as I reached downtown, I saw a familiar site- the kimo theatre, a magnificent building took tons of pics too

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

It is such a unique building! Not only an icon of the old Route 66 but an unusual theater. The decor is very unusual and It is worth a look. You can go and visit the inside free of charge during the day. Very fun!

Thank Pomerols
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

So glad to see that this old building is still being used for its original purpose - MOVIES! Although we didn't get to see one, it was fun to wander around the theater and see it's restoration. Nice, unanticipated stop!

Thank Allison399
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Our fourth time attending the SW Burlesque and the show seems to offer less every year. It is time for a change with more locals/less headliners. We enjoyed the microbrew and the Pueblo Deco decor. The theater is a destination itself and never disapoints.

Thank Barry-Linda-ABQ
Mountainair, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

A beautiful and unique theatre. The first row of the orchestra is close enough to the stage. We were there for the Kevin Eubanks concert which was awesome. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy but we parked around the corner for $6/special event. Acoustics are great too.This was our first visit and look forward to going back for another event.

Thank ChristineSF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This Art Deco theatre is the most beautiful I have ever seen. I've been to theaters in Colorado, California, and Illinois. They were gorgeous. KiMo tops them! The Puebloan Native American theme is beautifully rendered in lamps, wall art, wood carvings, wrought iron, paintings, even the seat backs are shaped in the cloud pattern. WOW! Bring your cameras. It's eye... More 

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