Alley Theatre

212-216 W. San Francisco Street,
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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KevinCafaro on March 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm

I am reasonably confident that my great grandfather, Ed Arnold, painted the mural. He also painted the murals across the street at the Lensic (still in tact today) which was owned by the same person

rivest266 on September 18, 2016 at 10:42 am

September 2nd, 1939 grand opening ad in the photo section.

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Joe Vogel on April 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

The March 24, 1939, issue of The Film Daily announced the start of construction on this theater:

“Santa Fe, N. M. — Construction has begun on the new theater being erected by Col. Nathan Salmon and Col. E. John Greer of the Lensic and Paris Theaters, on West San Francisco St., opposite the Lensic. S. L. Kirk, is the contractor. The new theater will be known as the "Burro Alley Theater” and will have a seating capacity of 750, and will be of Spanish architecture.“
A photo of the Alley Theatre appears on page 107 of Santa Fe: A Walk Through Time, by Kingsley Hammett (Google Books preview.) The building, directly across San Francisco Street from the Lensic Theatre, currently houses two retail shops.

kencmcintyre on May 18, 2009 at 1:43 am

Here is a November 1950 ad from the Santa Fe New Mexican: