El Morro Theatre

207 W. Coal Avenue,
Gallup, NM 87301

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El Moro

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This theatre opened in 1928 with a seating capacity of 900 and has a Spanish Colonial style exterior. The El Morro Theatre was restored in 1991. It is currently owned by the city of Gallup, and it features peforming arts as well as movies.

Contributed by Carl Laitenberger

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tomdelay on November 3, 2006 at 5:44 pm

Doea anyone know what became of the 5-rank Robert Morton pipe organ that was once in this theatre? I was in Gallup a couple years ago and the exterior of the El Morro looks great!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 27, 2006 at 4:53 pm

This is a nice recent photo of the El Morro Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 11, 2007 at 7:39 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988

El Morro Theater (added 1988 – Building – #87002221)
205—209 W. Coal Ave., Gallup
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Boller,Carl
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 15, 2007 at 4:31 pm

Another photo of the El Morro Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 7, 2007 at 6:07 pm

This is a more recent photo of the El Morro.

kencmcintyre on September 7, 2007 at 6:31 pm

I spent one night in Gallup last summer, but unfortunately it was pouring rain, so I didn’t check out the town before leaving the next morning. I’m sorry I missed seeing this theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 10, 2007 at 6:56 pm

Here is a December 2007 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 18, 2008 at 2:15 pm

This is an undated postcard view.

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