Rio Grande Theatre

213 N. Main Street,
Las Cruces, NM 88001

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Rio Grande...Las Cruces New Mexico

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The Rio Grande Theatre in downtown Las Cruces was opened in July 1926. It was closed about 1998 and donated to the Dona Ana Arts Council a year later. Currently funds are being raised to renovate the theater for live events.

Contributed by Ray Carter

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DavidEdwards
DavidEdwards on February 17, 2005 at 12:23 pm

The Rio Grande Theatre will open as a 420 seat performing arts/educational center in September of 2005. The Dona Ana Arts Council offices will relocate there at the end of July.

croft
croft on October 15, 2007 at 10:22 pm

The theatre opened on July 29, 1926 with the film Mare Nostrum, directed by Rex Ingram and staring Alice Terry and Antonio Moreno.

For more history and excellent photos, see here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 9, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Here is a February 1955 ad from the Las Cruces Sun-News:
http://tinyurl.com/rb99bt

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 18, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Here is a September 2008 blog with a nice photo of the theater:
http://tinyurl.com/m6hgsw

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on January 24, 2012 at 1:15 am

A January 2012 photo I took can be seen here .. And the Rio Grande is open! Their website is here.. Rio Grande Website .. Enjoy!

RAC Photography

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