New for 2019!
This book is a collection of newly-told stories, articles, memoirs, insights, opinions, never-before-heard remembrances, and researched facts about the KiMo Theatre as a performing arts theatre and a movie palace.
The collection was written by people who have developed and nurtured a loving, respectful relationship with the theatre. 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, its murals, art, and (disputed) paranormal activity. Many of the writers and photographers are members of SouthWest Writers.
These stories are passed-down family folklore and anecdotes that reflect the rich, flamboyant, and diverse cultural life inside the theatre, and the impact the KiMo has had on the lives of the people who have supported it for ninety years.
“The KiMo Theatre is more than a concrete building, more than a performing arts center, and more than a meeting place for friends. The KiMo Theatre is a symbol of the endurance of a dream. It is a living, breathing, growing part of Albuquerque, fully the sum of its historical, cultural, spiritual, artistic, and community parts.” ~ Jacqueline Murray Loring, April 2018
Revenue from the sale of the book will be used to pay for organizational programs such as high quality speakers and presenters at the meetings, classes and workshops.
KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore contains:
Section One: The History of the KiMo Theatre from 1927-2017
Section Two: The Personal Impact of the Theatre
Section Three: The Tour of the KiMo Theatre