Zia Theater

306 Colbert Avenue,
Springer, NM 87747

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Zia Theater, Springer NM 1995

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I found the Zia Theater located in Springer, New Mexico on a NM history site. The information given was the Zia Theater was a movie theater from 1937 to 1995. The building is now used as a “church meeting house”.

Any additional information on the Zia Theater would be appreciated.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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DonLewis
DonLewis on March 3, 2007 at 3:04 pm

Sad to see the condition of the ZIA in the picture posted by ken mc.
Each time we lose one of these old treasures, a little bit of Americana is gone that we will never be able to replace.

Here is a picture I took of the ZIA’s aprrox. the summer of 1987.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/409349638

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 12:37 am

According to the info above, the Zia’s movie days ended in 1995 – which is when this shot was taken:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm

This is another 1984 photo.

kpdennis
kpdennis on May 10, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Here’s a small mystery – the Zia Theater photos here for Springer, NM appear to show two different venues. The photos from 1995, 1981, 1984 show a building with windows and a box office set back from the sidewalk, not to mention a semi-modern marquee and neighboring storefronts.

The first two photos posted above – one from 1987 – look to be a different venue, with smaller, windowless building, no marquee and a much different sign. Is this the Zia Theater in Los Lunas, NM that is listed elsewhere on Cinema Treasures?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 11, 2009 at 6:33 am

I think the American Classic photos show this Zia Theater. This photo shows the same building as the other photos posted on this page and it is labeled as being the Zia Theater in Fort Sumner.

kpdennis
kpdennis on May 11, 2009 at 11:26 am

A new entry for another Zia Theater – Fort Sumner, NM is in order?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

If you want to add the Zia Theater in Fort Sumner to Cinema Treasures, go ahead. I don’t know anything about that theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 20, 2009 at 11:39 am

Here is the Zia in 2009.

smham33
smham33 on June 29, 2009 at 8:04 am

The first picture posted is of a theater in Fort Sumner. I was there a couple months ago and took this picture:
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