El Morro Theatre

207 W. Coal Avenue,
Gallup, NM 87301

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm

This is an undated postcard view.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 11, 2007 at 2:56 am

Here is a December 2007 photo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 8, 2007 at 2:31 am

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 September 8, 2007 at 2:07 am

This is a more recent photo of the El Morro.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 16, 2007 at 12:31 am

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 11, 2007 at 3:39 pm

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 November 28, 2006 at 12:53 am

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

tomdelay
tomdelay on November 4, 2006 at 1:44 am

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 3, 2006 at 11:05 pm

This is another recent photo of the El Morro Theater.

twidlerofthumbs
twidlerofthumbs on August 25, 2006 at 2:55 pm

i live here in gallup and visit it quite frequently. i am looking for photos of in between 1929-1939…

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 25, 2006 at 2:48 pm

Here is a recent photo of the El Morro Theater.

Ziggy
Ziggy on August 21, 2006 at 6:01 pm

Hi David, I don’t have any photos or drawings to show you, but I live in Gallup and would be happy to assist you in any way I can. I hesitate to give any contact info but…here goes. You can email me at Please use a subject heading mentioning the El Morro so that I don’t just delete it unread.

twidlerofthumbs
twidlerofthumbs on August 21, 2006 at 3:43 pm

i am researching some of the original architecture and design of the inside of this theater to aide in the restoration efforts of the city of Gallup. i am needing photos and or newspaper articles with photos of the auditorium between 1929 and 1939. specifically i am looking for an image of the pillars on the outside wall that have carved gargoyles atop them. i have searched feverishly here locally to no avail. so i am putting this shout out to the world. Little help please!

thanks in advance!
David