Zia Theater

601 Sumner Avenue,
Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Zia Theater

Located in Fort Sumner, NM, home to the burial ground of Billy the Kid, who was shot & killed in the town by Pat Garrett in 1881. The Zia Theater was owned by Helen Haach and was opened around 1942. It was closed around 1965 but reopened in fall of 1968. It was destroyed by fire in 1974. It was rebuilt and reopened in September 1979.

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Trolleyguy on February 9, 2018 at 6:48 am

The theatre seems to have been incorporated into the next door country store.

MichaelKilgore on February 9, 2020 at 8:12 pm

Boxoffice, Nov. 11, 1968: “Joe Pena is reopening the Zia Theatre in Fort Sumner, N.M. The theatre had been closed for approximately three years”

Boxoffice, Sept. 24, 1979: “Joe Pena is reopening the Zia Theatre in Fort Sumner, N.M. Pena had operated the theatre until five years ago, when a fire destroyed the structure.”

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