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Musical Theatre Southwest is one of the original movie theaters in Albuquerque. Today, the older, yet well preserved movie house opens its doors for concerts, festivals, plays and various performing arts. The Frank Peloso Performing Arts Center is an extension of this theater, transforming this venue into an active art house. This is a haven for budding artists, entertainers and musicians from the local and international level. Ticket prices are usually modest with varied times from show to show.
Catch a ballgame (and maybe even a foul ball) at Isotopes Park. Designed in true retro style, this ballpark is home to the minor league Albuquerque Isotopes. The park evokes nostalgia to the 1940s and 50s and is one of the best stadiums in minor-league baseball.
University Arena is the home of New Mexico men's and women's basketball. The Pit, which was built in a 37-foot hole on Albuquerque's southeast mesa, is one of college basketball's most famous and recognizable buildings.
Ideal for Music and concerts, the ABQ Sunport Great Hall suits best to everyone especially travelers as it is located within the Albuquerque International Sunport.
Located in Albuquerque's most vibrant neighborhood within walking distance of UNM, the Aux Dog Theatre is dedicated to producing new and classic stage works with a cutting edge attitude. The Aux Dog also houses an art gallery and presents the productions of some of the city's finest troupes like The Dolls, a treasured Burque theatrical ensemble. The 505 Film Series showcasing the best in underground films takes place during June and January.
If you're growing tired of those stuffy, high-end live performances that you are obliged to applaud whether you liked them or not, here's an alternative. This is a small, intimate auditorium that operates through member support and box office revenue. Despite the small budget, this organization is able to book awesome talent from across the state for performances that range from jazz, classical and Native American music, to theater, poetry, and children's programs. The house is normally packed with a casual, and sometimes formal, audience. Check their website for schedules.
This is an interesting venue for a movie theatre. Southwest Film Center is actually housed in the basement of the University of New Mexico Student Union Building on campus. Every Tuesday you can see a movie here absolutely free. The set up is standard movie theatre seating and holds about 100 patrons comfortably. Smaller foreign films are featured as well as independent, documentaries and cult classics.
This 420 seat theater can be converted between proscenium and thrust staging and was designed by George Izenour, the renowned theater consultant. It forms part of the University of New Mexico Center for the Arts, which also contains Popejoy Hall, Theatre X and the UNM Department of Theater and Dance. The Department presents a high volume of student productions in Rodey, including the "Words Afire Festival of New Works", an annual staple held in April. The Department's partnerships with the National Institute of Flamenco and the Tricklock Theater Company mean that Rodey also plays host to top-quality international dance and theater events. – Pip Lustgarten
This University of New Mexico venue is known variously as "The Experimental Theatre", "Theatre X", or simply "The X". It is under the umbrella of the University's Center for the Arts, which is also home to Popejoy Hall, Rodey Theatre and the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance. Theatre X is a small, "black box" space measuring 40 feet by 60 feet and with seating for approximately 100. Shows are mainly student-produced. Many of the city's hot young talents got their start here.
The Lobo Theater is an old-school cinema house located in Albuquerque. This establishment was built in 1938 and is the oldest of its kind in town. A hub for independent and classic films, it was converted into a church campus in 2001. This space plays host to an array of concerts and community events throughout the year.
Max's Magic Theatre is a small venue that let's you experience magic up close and personal. With only 24 seats, it's like you're in the front room no matter where you're sitting. Even when you're this close to the action, you won't be able to figure out exactly how the performer pulls off what looks like real magic. If your lucky, the magician may even teach you an illusion or two so you can impress your friends. This venue also regularly schedules comic acts.
A distinctive hand-painted wooden sign featuring the face of the bulldog for which the venue was named marks this addition to the Albuquerque theatre scene. A not-for-profit organization, "Aux Dog" has stadium seating for 80 in the theatre and rotating art exhibits in the lobby (the building was a well-known art gallery for many years prior to its new incarnation). Aux Dog's schedule is always packed with shows so there are few dark weekends. In addition to producing their own plays, they host other performance troupes in the space. Many performances are followed by a late night comedy improv set.