The KiMo Theater's Carl von Hassler Mezzanine Murals

The KiMo Theater's Carl von Hassler Mezzanine Murals
by Chris Lucas

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.
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MetroABQ Newsletter -- February

MetroABQ Newsletter -- February
by Chris Lucas

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The KiMo Theater Tour Balcony Scene

The KiMo Theater Tour Balcony Scene
by Chris Lucas

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.

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Two Offerings Unique to the MetroABQ (reprint)

Two Offerings Unique to the MetroABQ (reprint)
by Chris Lucas

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.
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