Hiland Theater

4804 Central Avenue SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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sconn on March 26, 2017 at 5:12 pm

A nice venue. I saw Robert Redford speak and receive an honor there in 2013.

rivest266 on June 9, 2016 at 4:21 pm

April 20th, 1950 grand opening ad in photo section. Typical Interstate Theatres design.

comicone999 on November 22, 2010 at 12:55 am

My grandfather was J.T. Boutwell, let me know how those seats are doing.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm

What a horrible movie to be playing at such a classy looking theatre.1983 photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm

The April 15, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that the J.T. Boutwell Company had installed 1,172 Kroelher seats in the Hiland Theatre, Albuquerque.

The November 27, 1967, issue of Boxoffice ran an article about Blanche Hatton, who had been managing theaters in Albuquerque since her arrival there in 1924. She became the first manager of the newly-opened Hiland in 1950, and held that post until 1963.

kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 12:20 am

The Hiland stands apparently empty in 1995:
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mlitsonata on February 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm

As of Jan 19, 2009 – the State Board of Finance as voted to lease the Hiland Theater to the National Dance Institute of New Mexico. NDI will be responsible for the renovation of the theater at an estimated cost of $9 million. The theater has been closed since 2004 when Musical Theater Southwest moved to their current home.

richardzx on November 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I took this today:

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Tasha on September 11, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Anyone out there have any current info on what the current owners (the City?) of the Hiland are planning on doing with the inside of the theater? I have heard news of painting a mural on the outside.

daughn on August 23, 2006 at 8:34 am

Instead of just letting it sit, why cant they show classic movies? I believe alot of people would go. Also it would benifit the community and bring business to the local shops.

kencmcintyre on July 30, 2006 at 1:28 pm

I took some digital photos last week. The theater has looked better, I’m sure.

evanjones on June 6, 2006 at 12:09 pm

The Hiland Theater is now owned by the City of Albuquerque and is undergoing rennovations to bring it up to modern fire code. Musical Theater Southwest has moved out. There is no firm commitmitment on its future.

moviemirage on September 7, 2005 at 6:32 am

What I recall mostly about this theater, was the summer matinees for kids. Before the era of “summer blockbusters”. I remember seeing many Pippi Longstocking movies and Sinbad movies there. This would have been circa 1970-1973.

STELLARB on October 29, 2004 at 5:21 pm

I was living in Albuquerque when this theatre closed its doors in the summer of ‘95…“WATERWORLD” was the last movie to play here.

longislandmovies on October 21, 2004 at 8:53 pm

i have only been on the outside of this theater but itlooks huge. How many seats???