Fox Winrock Theatre

201 Winrock Center NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Fox Winrock Theatre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2008 at 9:38 pm

The April 6, 1964, issue of Boxoffice Magazine announced that the re-opening of the Fox Winrock had taken place on March 24, with a special, invitation-only event. The house had been closed for one week to install the Cinerama screen. Three projection booths for Cinerama had already been included in the original plans for the theater, which had opened the previous year. The seating capacity was reduced by about 35 seats (from the original 800) for the 95-foot screen’s installation, though. The opening program was “This Is Cinerama”, and it was expected to run for at least eight weeks.

Coate
Coate on March 27, 2009 at 10:08 am

The FOX WINROCK’s engagement of “This Is Cinerama” ended up running seven weeks. A complete list of Cinerama presentations in Albuquerque can be found on this page.

Coate
Coate on March 27, 2009 at 10:28 am

The FOX WINROCK officially opened on May 28, 1963. (There was an open house/preview screening on May 25.) The opening attraction was a reserved-seat presentation of “Lawrence Of Arabia.”

Initially operated by Fox Intermountain, local opening-day newspaper promotion boasted: “Over eight hundred seats designed to deliver comfort seldom enjoyed in any theatre, the finest in modern 70 millimeter projection equipment, a magnificent screen sixty-five feet wide, six-track stereophonic sound, an integral nursery with registered nurses in supervision…these are a few of the reasons you’ll enjoy the new Fox Winrock Theatre.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

Described as the city’s first new theatre in 20 years in this 1963 trade article: Boxoffice

paulgarson
paulgarson on May 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

The above photo is not where the Fox Winrock is located….it is at Winrock Mall.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm

This opened on May 28th, 1963. I downloaded its grand opening ad here.

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