Reel Theater

211 W. Broadway,
Hobbs, NM 88240

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CSWalczak on November 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

A photo of promotional signs in front of the Reel Theater’s box office taken in the early 1940’s can be seen here.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 7, 2005 at 7:36 am

Thanks for the update Mark!


cottonchipper on November 6, 2005 at 5:46 am

The Reel was opened in 1937 at 211 W. Broadway. The opening movie was “May Time”* starring Nelson Eddy and Janette McDonald. It was operated by Griffith Theaters.

cottonchipper on October 21, 2005 at 3:18 am

Newspaper advertisements from August 1945 and August 1946 indicate that The Reel was operated simultaneously by the same company with another theatre in Hobbs called The Scout.

The Reel was located in the 200 block of West Broadway.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 13, 2005 at 11:25 pm

The Reel Theater is listed in Film Daily Yearbooks;1941 & 1943 editions as having 460 seats. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. as seating capacity of 816 is given.