Special Events


Dec 17
Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Free to get a bidder card - lotsa stuff likely to go for cheap!

Time once again because we still have hundreds of movie posters left stretching from last week to around 8 years ago!  And a lot of it will go real cheap, like a dollar or two!  


DOORS OPEN AT 11:45 a.m.!  We'll wrap around 3pm.


Head - Seasons Greetings with the Monkees classic!

Dec 20 to Dec 23
Wednesday to Saturday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Bob Rafaelson - 1968 - 85m - No Matinees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees . . . being catapulted through one of American cinema’s most surreal sixties odysseys. The brainchild of Bob Rafelson, making his directorial debut; his producing partner and Monkees cocreator Bert Schneider; and Jack Nicholson, a coscreenwriter on the project, Head was the fanciful beginning and ignominious end of the TV-bred supergroup’s big-screen career. In it, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire that’s movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once. A constantly looping, self-referential spoof that was ahead of its time, Head dodged commercial success on its release but has since been reclaimed as one of the great cult objects of its era.

“Still remarkably vital and entertaining.” - Derek Adams, Time Out

“In which The Monkees get stoned, commit career suicide, and end up accidentally making one of the best movies of the 1960s.” - David Cornelius, Popcornworld

“If the Beatles were housebroken Marx Brothers, the Monkees here are gutty Bowery Boys.” - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

HEAD © 1968, 2000 and 2010 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Head - Seasons Greetings with the Monkees classic! poster

Bad Grandmas

Dec 22
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Srikant Chellappa - 2017 - 92m - No Matinees

Starring Pam Grier, Florence Henderson (in her final role!) and Judge Reinhold!

Four grandmothers accidentally kill a conman and, to cover it up, they get rid of the body. When the conman's partner shows up, things go south.

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Jailhouse Rock - double featured with Viva Las Vegas!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Sunday and Monday 2pm, 6:15

Dir. Richard Thorpe - 1957 - 96m - No Matinees


One of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films, Jailhouse Rock offers us the sensual, "dangerous" Elvis that had won the hearts of the kids and earned the animosity of their elders. Presley plays a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, Elvis strikes up a friendship with visionary fellow-con Mickey Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy suggests that Elvis perform in the upcoming prison show. Ol' swivel-hips scores a hit, and decides to stay in showbiz after his release. Together with pretty Judy Tyler (the former Princess Summerfall Winterspring on Howdy Doody, who would die in a horrible traffic accident shortly after completing this film), Elvis sets up his own record company. Alas, success goes to his head, and soon Elvis plans to ditch Tyler in favor of signing with a big-time label. Shaughnessy shows up long enough to punch out Elvis for his disloyalty; as a result, Elvis' vocal chords are damaged and he is unable to sing. Deserted by his flunkeys and hangers-on, Elvis learns the value of friendship and fidelity when Tyler and Shaughnessy stay by his side in his darkest hours. His voice restored, Elvis climbs back up the charts--but this time, he's a much nicer fellow, and a lot more committed to Tyler.  Jailhouse Rock is a perfect balance of song and story from beginning to end!!

“The characterizations are solid, and the music is some of Elvis's best.” - John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis

“Elvis delivered his definitive screen appearance in this budget-minded black and white production, a dark reflection of the Loving You rise to fame.” -  Sean Axmaker, MSN.com

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Jailhouse Rock - double featured with Viva Las Vegas! poster

Viva Las Vegas - double featured with Jailhouse Rock!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Sunday and Monday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. George Sidney - 1964 - 85m - No Matinees


Let's get gone, real gone!!

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both race and girl, problems made more difficult by rivalry from Elmo Mancini, fellow racer and womaniser. Perhaps some singing will help!!

“One of Elvis Presley's best films, Viva Las Vegas benefits from the exuberant direction of MGM vet George Sidney, the young and sexy Ann-Margret as romantic interest, and over 12 melodic songs that take up half of the running time (only 85 minutes).” - Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

“It's all color and glamor and sexy fun.” - Sean Axmaker, MSN.com

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Viva Las Vegas - double featured with Jailhouse Rock! poster

Young Lakota

Jan 6
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt - 2012 - 83m - All Seats $7

AN INDIGENOUS WOMEN RISING SPECIAL!  Proceeds will go to the Indigenous Women Rising Abortion Fund

The Pine Ridge Reservation is no stranger to strife and heartbreak, stark realities and inspired idealism. In Young Lakota, we are brought directly into the emotional and often uncertain journey of Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena, and their politically ambitious friend Brandon Ferguson, who all share the compelling desire to make a difference for themselves and their community. Their political awakening begins when Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of their 

tribe, defies a proposed South Dakota law criminalizing all abortion by threatening to build a women’s clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. Sunny, just back on the reservation after two years in college, Serena, unwed and with a toddler, and Brendan with two little boys, find themselves immersed in this political battle as they struggle between opportunity and principle; between selling out or staying the course through twists and turns that they could not have anticipated. 

This is a uniquely sensitive portrayal of bright young people finding their way, as the film follows the surprising highs and lows of the statewide referendum on abortion and a divisive tribal election. Young Lakota tells the tale of the diverging paths Brandon and Sunny begin to take. Ultimately it is the complex interplay of personal choice, cultural, economic and political circumstance that defines who they are and what kind of adults they are becoming. Beyond the divisiveness and turmoil, the stark disappointments and heady triumphs, Sunny’s courage and 

Cecelia Fire Thunder’s wisdom gives Young Lakota a sense of enduring possibility and of life being lived deeply that will resonate with any audience.

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Drilling Mora County

Jan 7
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. David Luis Leal Cortez - 2017 - 54m - A FUNDRAISER - ALL SEATS $15


The documentary covers the Mora County, NM fracking ban, the first county in the United States to do so. Interviews with attorneys, activists, and elected officials. Attorneys like Jeffery Haas, and Thomas Linzey, along with elected officials like John Olivas, activists like Kathleen Dudley and Anita Laran tell the story of what happened there.

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The Fifth Element

Jan 12
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Luc Besson - 1997 - 126m - A NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL! All Seats $8


In conjunction with Albuquerque Comic Con in January, New Mexico Entertainment is excited to present the sci-fi action film The Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman. In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event!

“The most creative visualization since Tim Burton's first Batman in 1989. On top of that, it's a whole lot of fun.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“A dazzling, funny, and exciting sci-fi actioner that features unforgettable characters and a thrilling story, making this one of the most underrated science-fiction classics around.” - Jeff Beck, The Blu Spot

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The Lady Eve

Jan 13 to Jan 14
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Preston Sturges - 1941 - 93m - No Matinees


A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune—a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast—and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart. One of Sturges’s most clever and beloved romantic comedies, The Lady Eve balances broad slapstick and sophisticated sexiness with perfect grace.

“One of the funniest movies ever made, and that is that.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

“Barbara Stanwyck is the sexiest con woman ever captured on film.” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“One of those movies whose battle-of-the-sexes themes are still relevant more than 50 years on.” - Film4

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Mystery in Morocco - Live Performances plus meet & greet!

Jan 20
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ranee Lovato & others! - 2017 - 75m approx - ALL SEATS $10


Come meet the cast for the upcoming 2019 production of Mystery in Morocco, an orginal tale by Ranee A Lovato. Performances by top choreographers Sadie Adair, Lauren Martínez-Burr, Eric Salazar, Kristine Domino, Sara Dances, Dani Gutierrez Eric Koenig and more! Dance workshops and more information will be available for those wishing to audition for the 2019 full production.

Mystery in Morocco - Live Performances plus meet & greet! poster

"Wonder Girls" Release, Book-signing, Lecture and Photo Exhibition

Jan 24
Wednesday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Creativity for Peace - 2017 - 75m approx - All Seats $10 for this special event!

2018 is shaping up to be the "Year of the Girl.” As each news headline trumpets an unstable atmosphere for countries the world over, girls are leading the way in education, environmental action, and social justice.

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit, celebrates the stabilizing role that young women play in our communities with the upcoming exhibition of photographs, January 24-31, 2018, from the just-released book, "WONDER GIRLS, Changing Our World" by Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster.

Gianturco and Sangster's book journey began with a pivotal chapter about the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE with teen girls from Israel and Palestine developing skills in peacemaking and a passion for "the other’s experience" in war-torn communities. 

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE will host an exhibition of 20 of Gianturco's images in the CCA lobby gallery, opening January 24, and running through January 31, 2018.  Proceeds will benefit the work of CREATIVITY FOR PEACE.  

Author/photographer Paola Gianturco joins us in Albuquerque with slide/talks and book-signings!

**ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS & SHOWS - Santa Fe, January 25, at 7pm, CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, tickets $15.  VIP tickets (including a signed book and pre-reception) are $125