El Cortez Theater

415 Main Street,
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

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The El Cortez

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The El Cortez Theater was built in 1941 and had a seating capacity of 580.

It was closed for many, many years, but revitalized and re-opened in 1995 to show first-run movies once again.

This little town of Truth or Consequences, NM (pop. 7,500+), formally Hot Springs, NM, and the little surrounding towns, have helped support it through the years with their generous attendence.

Contributed by Moshe Koenick

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

longislandmovies on October 7, 2004 at 9:25 pm

this theater is up for sale

longislandmovies on March 9, 2005 at 11:18 pm


longislandmovies on August 7, 2006 at 9:57 pm

always listed for sale on the link….

Cinecita on August 1, 2007 at 4:13 pm

The El Cortez Theater has been reopened (Feb. 2007) by its new owners Mark & Mary Giardetti. The 126 seat house has undergone significant renovations to the sound system and further improvements are planned in an ongoing effort to provide Sierra County with a much needed entertainment outlet for families. The theater plans to show New Releases of films PG13 and below. El Cortez is the only commercial screen within a 75 mile radius and its return (after 4 years} has been well received by the local community. Currently Friday and Saturday evenings and Sat. Matinees are scheduled.

kencmcintyre on August 1, 2007 at 5:20 pm

The town was named after the TV show following some kind of contest years ago. I don’t recall what the original name of the town was.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 1, 2007 at 6:36 pm

The town was originally named Hot Springs. Film Daily Yearbooks from 1941 though 1950 list the El Cortz Theatre with 500 seats (1941/1943 editions) to 580 seats (1950 edition).

Cinecita on September 9, 2007 at 4:20 pm

Starting today a Sunday evening show time has been added to accommodate the community.

ElCortez on December 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

To see more pics of the Theater inside & out, including projection booth, check out the photos page on the theater’s facebook page.

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Here are the prices as of 2010.
Admission to the theater is just $5.
Small popcorn $2 – Large popcorn $3
Candy $1 – Super Size Candy $2
Nachos $2
Bottled water $1

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