Alley Theatre

212-216 W. San Francisco Street,
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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The Burro Alley Theatre opened in 1939, on the site of the 1880s Herlow’s Hotel on West San Francisco Street. The 500-seat theater, by the 50s known simply as the Alley Theatre, closed in 1968, screening Spanish-language films in its last years.

The theater was converted into a furniture store after it closed, and in the 90s was divided into two small retail shops.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 18, 2009 at 12:43 am

Here is a November 1950 ad from the Santa Fe New Mexican:
http://tinyurl.com/rds5zd

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

The March 24, 1939, issue of The Film Daily announced the start of construction on this theater:

“Santa Fe, N. M. — Construction has begun on the new theater being erected by Col. Nathan Salmon and Col. E. John Greer of the Lensic and Paris Theaters, on West San Francisco St., opposite the Lensic. S. L. Kirk, is the contractor. The new theater will be known as the "Burro Alley Theater” and will have a seating capacity of 750, and will be of Spanish architecture.“
A photo of the Alley Theatre appears on page 107 of Santa Fe: A Walk Through Time, by Kingsley Hammett (Google Books preview.) The building, directly across San Francisco Street from the Lensic Theatre, currently houses two retail shops.

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