KiMo Theatre

KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque: Hours, Address, KiMo Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

KiMo Theatre
4.5
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA216 contributions
Free movie in a stunning venue
Feb 2020
The Albuquerque library hosts free, movie screenings at the KiMo Theatre as part of its "Books to Big Screen" program. I was able to see the original (1969) version of "True Grit." There are also free tours and a variety of other paid performances. It's not a huge venue, but it is quite stunning with its unique Pueblo Deco architecture.
Written June 11, 2020
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divegoddess5521
Jamaica Beach, TX29 contributions
Wonderful Venue but bring a bottle of Water
Feb 2020 • Couples
Acoustics and view perfect. Ushers friendly. Bathroom clean. They do not serve anything to drink but you may take in a bottle of water!
Written February 20, 2020
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richardsJ1886ZO
Albuquerque, NM78 contributions
New Mexico Theater Gem
Nov 2019
The KiMo was originally built as a '20s movie theater by an Italian immigrant. Falling into disrepair, it was bought by the City of Albuquerque and magnificently restored to its Pueblo Deco style. Check out the buffalo skulls with illuminated eye sockets. But don't be shocked by the preponderance of a certain Nazi symbol, as it is actually an authentic Navajo one that predates the bad guys'. The theater presents numerous cultural events, including movies (often free), concerts and stage events. I was there for a really fun magic show which worked well in the intimate setting.
Written February 11, 2020
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,518 contributions
Great theatre
Jul 2019
A true marvellous Art Deco design of a building, discovered on a show and tell journey around the city, gorgeous designs, well worth discovering.
Written December 8, 2019
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Peggy S
Grand Junction, CO124 contributions
This magnificent theater is a don't miss!
Nov 2019
Every visitor should see this architectural treasure that has been lovingly restored. it is well worth your time even if there is no performance at time you can make but if you can catch a performance do so as there isn't a bad seat in the house. I can pretty much guarantee you haven't seen architecture like this before and are not likely to see anything like again!
Written December 2, 2019
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MekaMeka
Whitsett, NC161 contributions
Beautiful theater
Sep 2019
A beautiful theater! Plus, twice a week they offer a free tour and you will learn so much on their fun and informative tour. Definitely visit -- whether for a tour or a program!
Written September 10, 2019
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LVRoadWarrior
Las Vegas, NV284 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019
Have tried for years to see this historic Route 66 Theatre. Finally found a free Sunday tour w/docent. Gorgeous inside - lots of history. Worth the stop. They do a variety of shows - check their schedule for future shows.
Written September 8, 2019
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Susan WW
62 contributions
Spectacular theatre
May 2019 • Couples
What a treat — we had a free tour of this wonderful theatre. It has beautiful Native American themed murals. Described as “Pueblo Deco” style, this theatre is really a national treasure. How forward thinking of the City of Albuquerque to have acquired and saved the KiMo theatre in the 1970’s.
Written August 19, 2019
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Marie5466
Canada919 contributions
A True Jewel of ABQ – Thankful it was not Destroyed
Jun 2019 • Friends
What a GEM this place is. Went on the Sunday noon free tour (lasted about 1.5 hours but they advertise it as lasting 1 hour – it all depends on how many questions people ask). They also offer Wednesday free tours, but parking is not free on Wednesday – you are better off going on Sundays for free parking and because downtown is really quiet then, easier to navigate and find places to park.

Larry obviously loves what he does and could talk up the theater for days if you let him. He had so many great stories to share above and beyond explaining the various aspects of the theater like the swastikas (positive meaning at the time), the KIMO name and sign, the turtle shells, the red-eyed bull heads, the various paintings, etc.

This tour is a bit what you make it as well – the more you get involved and ask questions, the more you will learn about this place.

Side note: this 1927 building has no elevators so people with disabilities can only see the first floor. At the end of the tour, you are allowed to visit the balcony if you have the ability.

The carvings, paintings (The Seven Cities of Cibola), and all the details (after a 1999-2000, $10 million renovation) are stunning. Well worth a visit to see a well-preserved historical gem.
Written July 1, 2019
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ej54
New York156 contributions
Totally worth a visit
Jun 2019
The venue itself was the reason I got a ticket to my event! Do check out the mezzanine so that you can see the historic photos and the few explanatory panels explaining the history of the theatre! If you are interested in the design and decoration of movie and theatre venues, this is definitely a stop. I went for the visuals, the architecture and the design. My event was secondary.
There are tours of the theatre, which will provide more information than my review, for certain. The theatre is intimate, comfortable and genuinely special. I had never known about Pueblo Deco before this visit. Fascinating indeed.
Written June 21, 2019
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KiMo Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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