Santa Fe goes to the movies
Santa Fe has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to cinemas. With the arrival of the Violet Crown complex and its 11 theaters tucked into the Railyard, the number of screens in town comes to something like 35, which works out to a screen for about every two thousand citizens. That seems like a lot. And you do begin to wonder if there’s a saturation point. Certainly the established theaters in town will be casting a wary eye over their shoulders at the new contender. But audiences aren’t complaining. Santa Feans love their movies — and always have— and each of the city’s movie houses has its own distinctive character and devoted following. As they used to say back in the ’50s, when movie theaters were facing the threat of another intruder — television — “Get more out of life. Go to a movie!” Cover photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican.