Chief Theatre

206 Central Avenue SW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Firms: Brittelle, Ginner & Neuner

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The Chief Theatre was opened August 29, 1934. By the early-1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell and was remodeled by architectural firm Brittelle, Ginner & Neuner. It was still operating in 1955.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2011 at 2:01 am

The entire even-numbered side of the 200 block of Central Avenue is now a parking lot. The Chief Theatre is gone.

rivest266 on June 8, 2016 at 10:39 pm

August 29th, 1934 grand opening ad in photo section.

MichaelKilgore on November 20, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Oct. 11, 1952: “Albuquerque Exhibitors Inc. … have closed the Yucca, Chief and Rio, three small old theatres all of which have outlived their usefulness.”

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