With a rich historical background, the Guild Cinema is an old theater that was first opened in 1966 as a store. It underwent several changes and was passed down to many owners until 2004. Today, it is one of the only theaters in the city that showcases art films. The cinema calls itself the only independent theater in the city and takes pride in screening multiple-genre movies. It is also available for private hire for parties and other events. Fun for movie buffs doesn't end here- Guild Cinema plays host to popular film festivals like the Troma Dance, International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and Summer in the Dark Festival of Film Noir among others.
The Indian Pueblo Culture Center is owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Visit the museums, galleries and gift shops where more than 305,000 visitors annually experience the culture, art and history of pueblo life. Children are welcome to join hands-on experiences in the Pueblo House Children's Museum. Art and craft workshops, various Indian Rites and many special celebrations and events are planned throughout the year. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves great New Mexican and Native American dishes at reasonable prices.
About ten decades old, The Yards is an old structure that was once, a hub for industrial activities. The rustic ambiance of the building with steel ceilings, stained glass windows, and old architecture make for an excellent atmosphere, reminiscent of the old times. Now, The Yards hosts a variety of local events and private functions alike.
Kiva Auditorium promises entertainment to one and all. The auditorium has excellent, state-of-the-art facilities and sound system, making each event a huge success. Music enthusiasts can enjoy a live musical performance here. Comedy gigs, lectures, discussions, book readings and other events are held here quite often. Popular bands like the Piano Guys, artists like Norah Jones, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chapelle have graced this venue in the past. Apart from an interesting line up of great artists, the auditorium also offers rental space for private functions.
Opened in 1929 by Frank Bond, Wool Warehouse is a historical venue that caters to a slew of events. Located in the heart of the city, it was a warehouse and trading point for wool. Designed by architect T. Charles Gaastra, the warehouse now operates as a prime event venue. The venue hosts weddings, corporate events, private parties, anniversaries, and graduation programs. Music enthusiasts can attend live music concerts. Those who are interested in theater can come in here to enjoy excellent theatrical performances.
This nondescript clubhouse is located on the 4th Street, in Barelas, The Tannex is a unique event venue, exceedingly popular for events such as fundraisers, exhibitions, birthday parties and even business/corporate events. The speakeasy-style venue has something for everyone - be it the events it hosts, the drinks it serves and the ever-evolving culture it represents. The schedule at The Tannex is always full with interesting music line ups, DJ sets, talks, discussions and symposiums as well. There's also an on-site library that offers several interesting titles, CDs and DVDs. Check the website for upcoming events and program.
Overlooking U.S. Route 66 in Albuquerque, Maple Street Dance Space is a simple dance studio. This dance studio was originally established in the year 2004 and is run by Romy and Tim Keegan. It features full-length mirrors that give an illusion of a bigger room. The studio offers space to host events like dance recitals, practice sessions, performances and more.
Built in 1941, El Rey Theater has not only undergone multiple changes—both in terms of construction and usage—but has also been re-christened several times. With a plethora of shows performed, year in and out, this theater has now got a strong foothold in the entertainment circuit of Albuquerque. History of this place is another reason for its popularity among the locals. Be it a play or a musical concert, this theater promises a surreal experience. Although, it does not halt at that—for any special occasion, this place is available on rental basis. You can have a perfect wedding or a convention at this venue, where the blockbuster 21 Grams was filmed.