Totah Theater

315 W. Main Street,
Farmington, NM 87401

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Totah

Built and opened in 1949 and run by the Allen family as a movie theatre until 1982, the Totah Theater had a seating capacity for 500. Home of San Juan Stage company for a few years then closed and used for storage.

Purchased in May 2004 by Thomas Taylor. In 2006, the Totah Theater was converted into a multi-use performance hall for concerts, independent and classic film, plays and much more.

Contributed by Greg Churchill

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 7, 2007 at 9:00 pm

In 1963, Helen Allen was president of Allen Theaters. Larry Allen was vice president. Allen theaters in Farmington at the time were the Allen, Apache Twin Drive-In, Totah and Valley Drive-In.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on May 3, 2008 at 6:12 pm

A 1988 view of the Totah Theater in Farmington.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 28, 2008 at 11:51 am

The theater is open. Here is their site:
http://www.thetotah.com/

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 5, 2009 at 2:29 am

From the smattering of events listed on the calendar at the theater’s web site, it looks like the Totah is now actually open, if only for a few days each month.

The site also gives the current seating capacity as 300.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Mid 50’s postcard added courtesy of Barry Digman‎.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on September 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Boxoffice, Jan. 8, 1949: “Russell Allen is building a 550-seat, $100,000 theatre in Farmington, N. M., where he already owns another. The new theatre will be given an Indian name, Totah, and is scheduled to open in the spring.”

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