Pecos Theatre

219 S. Fourth Street,
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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March 2010

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The 1920’s era Pecos Theatre, which is located along historic Route 66 (Fourth Street) in Santa Rosa, operated as a movie house until closing in March 2010.

It features a Mission style facade of adobe and stone.

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chadhauris
chadhauris on November 1, 2007 at 10:09 pm

We attended the Pecos Theatre in Santa Rosa in 2004…it was a little run down but had a fairly large crowd for the show. It has just a single level, no balcony. The theatre used carbon arc lamps and a Ballantyne Sound-Master tube type sound system. The projection booth is accessed by a ladder which goes up from the concession stand so if only one person is working at the theatre, he can sell tickets and snacks and still operate the projectors.
Here is a 2004 photo, it is at the bottom of this page:3
http://nipper.freeshell.org/misc.htm

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Here is another photo from 2007.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 20, 2008 at 1:47 pm

This is a more recent photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 18, 2009 at 4:10 am

In 1955 the Pecos Theater had 350 seats.

Austin Klososky
Austin Klososky on March 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm

My buddy and I got stranded in New Mexico on our way home from Phoenix, I wanted to make sure we at least made it to a town with a movie theatre, we didn’t, but the on the way home we decided to drop by this place anyway… It was a sad discovery to see it was closed.

The outside looked to be in very nice condition. We peeked in the window and there was a one sheet for The Blind Side in the now playing poster case. Sign in the window said CLOSED PERMANENTLY.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Sell Concessions and make Change-overs at the same time.WOW.

SPOK
SPOK on January 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm

My memory of the Pecos Theater goes back to January 2, 1983. I was on my way to my first active duty military assignment and had just driven 1,100 miles. I ran into the tail end of a snow storm in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle and did not break free of the storm until Amarillo, TX. As soon as the sun barely plied the eastern horizon I pulled into Santa Rosa, NM and convinced the elderly desk clerks at the Motel 6 to allow me to check in early.

After carting my luggage to my room I felt wide awake enough to drive into town where I parked on, what I thought was, a side street. As I strolled down the sidewalk toward a small grocery store I chanced to pass the front of the theater. Having previously worked at a cinema for years I thought it would be a great idea to catch a movie that night. Alas the theater’s posted schedule indicated that it was only open a couple days of the week and Sunday January 2nd was not one of those days.

drivein2001
drivein2001 on January 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm

From what I can tell, this Theatre is still open…
RAC Photography

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