El Morro Theatre

207 W. Coal Avenue,
Gallup, NM 87301

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El Morro Theatre (Official)

Additional Info

Architects: Carl Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Movies (First Run), Performing Arts

Styles: Spanish Colonial

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 505.863.1250
Manager: 505.726.7550

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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 performing arts as well as first-run movies. The seating capacity has been reduced to 430-seats.

Contributed by Carl Laitenberger

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

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!

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 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…

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!

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.

MWeber935 on June 4, 2022 at 4:42 am

Just saw a film (Top Gun Maverick) there tonight. It’s in nice condition.

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