El Cortez Theater

415 Main Street,
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

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ElCortez on November 5, 2020 at 9:55 pm

MichaelKilgore - that seems to be from a different El Cortez located in Colorado. However, I had heard this El Cortez had a gas explosion in the early 40s that blew the front of the building off and was rebuilt.

MichaelKilgore on November 3, 2020 at 11:29 am

Motion Picture Herald, Sept. 6, 1947: “Tomas Martinez is rebuilding front of El Cortez, after it was wrecked by runaway truck.”

ElCortez on November 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Roger Katz – Noted :) – I’ll work to correct that.

FYI we recently made the switch to digital, but still are able to show film when needed.

Also since the change to digital, some of our prices have changed to: As of Nov 2014 Admission to the theater is just $6. Small popcorn $3 – Large popcorn $4 Candy $1 – Super Size Candy $2 Nachos $2 Bottled water $1

ElCortez on December 4, 2010 at 11:00 am

To see more pics of the Theater inside & out, including projection booth, check out the photos page on the theater’s facebook page.

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Here are the prices as of 2010.
Admission to the theater is just $5.
Small popcorn $2 – Large popcorn $3
Candy $1 – Super Size Candy $2
Nachos $2
Bottled water $1

Cinecita on September 9, 2007 at 1:20 pm

Starting today a Sunday evening show time has been added to accommodate the community.

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Ken Roe on August 1, 2007 at 3:36 pm

The town was originally named Hot Springs. Film Daily Yearbooks from 1941 though 1950 list the El Cortz Theatre with 500 seats (1941/1943 editions) to 580 seats (1950 edition).

kencmcintyre on August 1, 2007 at 2:20 pm

The town was named after the TV show following some kind of contest years ago. I don’t recall what the original name of the town was.

Cinecita on August 1, 2007 at 1:13 pm

The El Cortez Theater has been reopened (Feb. 2007) by its new owners Mark & Mary Giardetti. The 126 seat house has undergone significant renovations to the sound system and further improvements are planned in an ongoing effort to provide Sierra County with a much needed entertainment outlet for families. The theater plans to show New Releases of films PG13 and below. El Cortez is the only commercial screen within a 75 mile radius and its return (after 4 years} has been well received by the local community. Currently Friday and Saturday evenings and Sat. Matinees are scheduled.

longislandmovies on August 7, 2006 at 6:57 pm

always listed for sale on the link….

longislandmovies on March 9, 2005 at 8:18 pm


longislandmovies on October 7, 2004 at 6:25 pm

this theater is up for sale

longislandmovies on October 6, 2004 at 5:30 pm


longislandmovies on October 3, 2004 at 9:19 pm

did this ever sell/HOW MANY SEATS