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Albuquerque, NM - Kimo Theatre - 2

At a cost of $150,000, the KiMo Theatre opened on September 19, 1927, at a time when silent movies were the all-consuming rage of Americans. A contest was run for the naming of the new theatre and Pablo Abeita won the magnificent prize of $50 for the unique name of "KiMo.” KiMo is a combination of two Indian words literally meaning "mountain lion" but more liberally interpreted as "king of its kind."

The historic Kimo Theatre on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.
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Albuquerque, NM - Kimo Theatre - 2