The KiMo Theater, built by the Bachechi family, has gone
through a few incarnations over the years: By the 1970's, it had become run-down & was showing adult films; soon after it was shut down., so the
city bought the building & using grant money, renovated the building & has been running it as a performing arts center with offices upstairs.
It is one of only two downtown buildings still utilized today as originally designed--as a theater.
I was fortunate one afternoon to be part of a tour guided by KiMo Manager Larry Parker, who was very gregarious & entertaining, & provided a wealth of knowledge about the historic building. Above is the stage & below Larry Parker is talking, the balcony is below that & the historic Bachechi plaque is last.Read More
Just east of the West Side Cottonwood Mall shopping district, across the Rio Grande, is an amazing jumping off point for the miles of trails & bike paths along the river and beyond. You can go from the stop-and-go streetlight congestion around the
Mall area, to the serene Rio Grande Bosque trails within seconds after crossing over the Alameda Bridge.