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Built in 1903 by Charles Whittlesey, this Norwegian-style log cabin perches on a hill just east of Downtown. The house was sold in 1920 to a couple who opened it to writers and artists who congregated here for the peaceful atmosphere and the view of the Sandia Mountains. Now, The Whittlesey House is home to the Albuquerque Press Club, whose members and guests gather before the massive stone fireplace in the great room to discuss current events. Visitors are welcome to visit the building which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
This is an interesting venue for a movie theatre. Southwest Film Center is actually housed in the basement of the University of New Mexico Student Union Building on campus. Every Tuesday you can see a movie here absolutely free. The set up is standard movie theatre seating and holds about 100 patrons comfortably. Smaller foreign films are featured as well as independent, documentaries and cult classics.
Catch a ballgame at Isotopes Park. Designed in true retro style, this ballpark is home to the minor league Albuquerque Isotopes. The park evokes nostalgia of the 1940s and 50s and is one of the best stadiums in minor-league baseball.
A distinctive hand-painted wooden sign featuring the face of the bulldog for which the venue was named marks this addition to the Albuquerque theatre scene. A not-for-profit organization, "Aux Dog" has stadium seating for 80 in the theatre and rotating art exhibits in the lobby (the building was a well-known art gallery for many years prior to its new incarnation). Aux Dog's schedule is always packed with shows so there are few dark weekends. In addition to producing their own plays, they host other performance troupes in the space. Many performances are followed by a late night comedy improv set.
The Lobo Theater is an old-school cinema house located in Albuquerque. This establishment was built in 1938 and is the oldest of its kind in town. A hub for independent and classic films, it was converted into a church campus in 2001. This space plays host to an array of concerts and community events throughout the year.
The Pit is a multipurpose arena that primarily caters to basketball tournaments. Established in 1965, the arena has been hosting a slew of basketball championships and is home to the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball teams. The arena was named so owing to its appearance and built- the playing floor is situated about 11.27 meters (37 feet) below the ground level. The arena has been hosting the NCAA basketball tournaments for a long time now. Apart from this, it has also hosted the Professional Bull Riders Ty Murray games and World Wrestling Entertainment matches. Music concerts have frequently been held here as well- Elton John, Taylor Swift, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, have performed at The Pit in the past.