Land of the Sun Theatre

418 W. Main Street,
Artesia, NM 88210

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Land of the Sun Theatre

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A beautiful streamlined theater, divided in two, a very active MainStreet program in Artesia is raising money for a facade renovation and restoration of tha original marquee. At last report, the operators were to install new carpet, sound, and seating. Still the only movie house in town!

Contributed by Nickolas Seibel

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 15, 2005 at 10:34 am

The Land-Sun Theatre opened in 1947.

DonLewis
DonLewis on April 26, 2008 at 9:44 am

A 1988 view of the Land of the Sun theater.

Compare it with Lost Memory’s photo postings to see what a great job Artesia did on the restoration!

DonLewis
DonLewis on April 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm

A rare newsprint photo view of the Land of the Sun from 1949 the year it opened in Artesia.

imaxman
imaxman on July 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I worked here as a projectionist assistant while also running movies at the Hermosa Drive In theatre. I think I was about 16 at the time, there is not yet a listing for the drive in here, I can later add some comments. The LandSun was a single screen, Movies I remember here are “Whats New Pussycat”, Boy Did I Get A Wrong Number" with Bob Hope. The theatre down the street was closed and converted into a restaurant, although the projection booth was still intact with projectors and equipment. I was here when the Apollo 1 astronauts died, and when the Beatles music was banned. We had just put up a 24 sheet billboard at the drive in, and had to pull it down and replace it with something else. We also had a pickup truck that had two 6 sheet boards for movie adds. I sure wish I had a camera back then and the foresight to take pictures.

IMAX Jack

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