KiMo Theatre
KiMo Theatre
4.5
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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, CA639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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richardsJ1886ZO
Albuquerque, NM76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK5,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lynn M
Houston, TX2,533 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
We read about this place and stopped by on Saturday, June 23, to see this beautiful theatre. From the outside, we were in awe of the exterior beauty. After this, the whole experience goes totally south due to the Diva of Darkness behind the reception desk in the lobby.

I walked in (by myself) to the lobby area and up to the reception desk and the young lady behind the desk could not have been more disinterested that I was there, and was, actually rude. I asked her about the theatre and its use and all she would say was that said it was rented out for events. Honestly, her vibe was so negative that I dared not ask her anything else, but she came forward with, after a long pause, "private events". (Like any of this told me anything.)

I dared to ask her what the magazine called "Collector's Guide" was about. These magazines were abundantly showcased in front of the desk. (I thought by trying to engage her in conversation might warm up her up from her icy demeanor. Her response (no kidding) was "I don't know (anything about the Collectors' Guide)".

It gets only better.

I had now decided that I don't need someone this ugly in my life (in fact, I thought she might be ready to ask me to leave), so I just walk around the "lobby" area and looked at some of the things on the walls.

Meanwhile, my husband, who had walked down the street to take a picture of something before coming in, entered next. (Because we did not enter together, she would have no idea that we were together.) I heard him say "hello" to her and she did not even have the decency to respond.) He later confirmed to me that he, too, felt her "chilliness" and commented that she was too interested in her cell phone.

Before writing this review, I Googled the theatre and saw all the wonderful things, including free docent tours, that are offered. What a shame that the "Diva of Darkness" is working there! It is so sad that they have someone of her caliber working there. We hope to go back next time we are in town and hopefully she will not be the one that is "greeting" (LOL) us.
Written June 25, 2018
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Linda C
Maitland, FL31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
We had a little time to kill before our flight so decided to drive over to the KiMO Theater. Sooo glad we did. It's a little bit of history and some wonderful art all around you. It's a small theater decorated in the art deco style with Native American and southwest elements. It's been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and with good reason. Gorgeous curtain, interesting stair railings of birds, chandeliers that look like drums, buffalo skulls with red eyes, large murals on the walls and lots more. Definitely worth your time to visit and there's no charge.
Written October 26, 2014
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Thank you for visiting out page and leaving us a review/comment!!! We so greatly appreciate this! We are also so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our facility. Hopefully you come back very soon to visit us. Have a great spring/summer!
Written February 20, 2015
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RolandFinn
Albuquerque, NM288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
This theater is both historic and beautiful and opened in 1927. It was designed by Carl Boller, a Kansas City architect, in the extravagant Art Deco-Pueblo Revival Style. The exterior is beautiful and available to see any day of the week. The interior is unlike any other theater in the United States. It has been extensively restored and updated so that the seats are comfortable and the sound system top notch. If you can, attend an event. If you can't, try to see if you can get a tour on certain Saturdays (not all Saturdays). In my opinion, this theater is the very coolest building in Albuquerque.
Written October 10, 2014
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LVRoadWarrior
Las Vegas, NV263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Stan W
Minneapolis, MN694 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Historic theatre in downtown Albuquerque. This is a Pueblo Deco building. Every part of the building contains historical significance.
Written January 25, 2019
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historylv2014
Albuquerque, NM89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
It is a historic theater and the detail is fascinating. You must go to a talk or a concert of any kind just to experience it. The Kimo is like going back in history. Next door is a cool art gallery - part of the theater and has fun exhibits.
Written November 18, 2014
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Thank you for visiting out page and leaving us a review/comment!!! We so greatly appreciate this! We are also so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our facility. Hopefully you come back very soon to visit us. Have a great spring/summer!
Written February 20, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vortem
Seattle, WA100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Spectacularly well-done revitalization of a Southwest treasure. On old Route 66 -- Central Ave. -- it's a vibrant beauty among awful 70's and 80's architecture that makes up the bulk of downtown.
Written October 29, 2014
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Thank you for visiting out page and leaving us a review/comment!!! We so greatly appreciate this! We are also so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our facility. Hopefully you come back very soon to visit us. Have a great spring/summer!
Written February 20, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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