KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore
Wednesday ♦ May 8, 2019 ♦ 6:30 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO—On May 8th, the City of Albuquerque sponsored an event at the KiMo Theatre at 6:30 pm to launch KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore. The public was invited to attend free of charge.
The book launch included appearances by KiMo Theater performing artists: Kalpulli Ehecatl Aztec Lead Dancer, the New Mexico Young Actors Guild, the NM Ballet Reparatory, and the Watermelon Jug Band. There was also a silent auction of KiMo memorabilia and other items.
The KiMo theatre is a celebrated historic landmark in Albuquerque. KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore, presented by SouthWest Writers and writer/editor Jacqueline Murray Loring, is a collection of newly-told stories, articles, memoirs, insights, opinions, never-before-heard remembrances, and researched facts about the KiMo as a performing arts theatre and a movie palace. Past employees, elected officials, performers, and audience members share remembrances of the Bachechi family, the theatre’s construction in 1927, the 1977 vote by Albuquerque citizens to buy and preserve the building, the theatre’s closings for renovations, and its murals, art, and (disputed) paranormal activity.