El Rio Theater

324 Paseo De Onate,
Espanola, NM 87532

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El Rio Theatre exterior

The El Rio Theater was housed in a drab tan and brown stucco two story stand alone building. A rectangular marquee sheltered the entrance. It had a vertical sign attached to the center of the building with "El" was spelled out horizontally on top of vertical "Rio" lettering.

Contributed by Bily Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

A February 1986 photo of the El Rio in Espanola, New Mexico.


kencmcintyre on July 28, 2008 at 9:45 am

This item was on the New Mexico House of Representative’s agenda, second session 2008:

ESPANOLA EL RIO THEATER RENOVATE: One million one hundred thousand dollars ($1,100,000) to plan, design, construct, renovate and purchase the El Rio theater in Espanola in Rio Arriba County

paulnelson on August 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm

I would like to see the interior of this small town gem. It is obviously in need of repair but has a lot of style anyway.

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