ABQ Museum Free Evening: NM Movies and Earth vs. the Spider

May 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Arts, Attractions

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History offers free evening admission on select Thursdays (usually the third Thursday of each month), with talks and special events on those evenings.

The next Albuquerque Museum free Thursday evening is this Thursday May 16, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.

The evening’s theme will be the New Mexico film industry past and present. Ann Lerner, our heroine for all her great work promoting and supporting Albuquerque’s movie business, will be talking in her role as Film Liaison for the City of Albuquerque. She’ll discuss what’s going down in the New Mexico film world.

You can also watch the 1958 sci-fi movie Earth vs. the Spider, which was partly filmed in New Mexico. The screening will be accompanied by comments (and probably a few laughs) from local film writers. Music for the evening is provided by Freddie Chavez and the Foundation, playing 1950’s and 1960’s golden oldies.

Visitors can also grab a snack at the Slate at the Museum cafe and browse the museum gift store.

Admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free on:

  • Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm
  • All day on the first Wednesday of the month

Even on free days and evenings, expect to pay the usual fees for special exhibits.

The regular admission price is:

  • $4 for adults, or $3 for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • BUT out-of-state visitors can get the same $3 deal for adults if they buy tickets to Albuquerque Museum online and print them out at home.
  • $2 for seniors (65+) wherever you hail from
  • $3 for youngsters aged 13-18
  • $1 for kids aged 4-12.
  • Children aged 3 and under go free.

If you’re visiting Albuquerque so don’t know your way around these parts, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.



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