Zia Theater

306 Colbert Avenue,
Springer, NM 87747

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

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

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?

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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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

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 19, 2005 at 4:37 pm

Good find! I photographed this one years ago on a trip through New Mexico, but now cannot find the pictures.

Don