Free Movies January 22-25: The Thin Man Series

January 18, 2015 by  
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ABC Library, in partnership with the KiMo Theatre, presents six film adaptations of the The Thin Man book by author Dashiell Hammett.  Tickets are not required for these free movies.  Screen legends William Powell and Myrna Loy play the characters of Nick and Nora Charles in this comedy-mystery series that was very popular in the late 1930’s and 1940’s.  I enjoy watching the fun chemistry between these two mega stars as they solve mysteries.  The Thin Man is a fitting subject for this time of year when everyone is going on a diet. After pigging out over the holidays I’m certainly cutting back on the cookies in my aim to become The Thinner Woman!

The Thin Man on Thursday January 22, 2015  from 7 pm at the KiMo Theatre.

After the Thin Man on Friday January 23, 2015 from 8 pm at the KiMo Theatre.

Another Thin Man on Saturday January 24, 2015 from 2 pm at the KiMo Theatre

Shadow of the Thin Man on Saturday January 24, 2015 from 7 pm at the KiMo Theatre

The Thin Man Goes Home on Sunday January 25, 2015 from 2 pm at the KiMo Theatre

Song of the Thin Man on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 5 pm at the KiMo Theatre

The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) and there is a large parking facility right behind the Theatre at 5th and Copper.

–Tania


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Free Fun Movies Wednesdays

July 21, 2014 by  
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Here’s a nice addition to the other family-friendly free or cheap summer movies series I’ve mentioned recently.  The South Broadway Cultural Center is screening a series of fun movies on Wednesdays, completely free!

The films will definitely appeal to kids if you are still looking for ways to entertain your little darlings. But you don’t have to be a child to go – these films appeal to kids of all ages. The movies are screened at 2 pm on Wednesdays in the John Lewis Theatre.

Here’s the schedule of free movies at the South Broadway Cultural Center:

  • Wednesday July 23 at 2 pm:   The Incredibles
  • Wednesday July 30 at 2 pm:  Wall-E
  •  Wednesday August 6 at 2 pm:  Zoo Keeper
  • Wednesday August 15 at 2 pm:  Finding Nemo

The John Lewis Theater is located in the South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE.

You’ve also got a little time left this summer to enjoy the movie deals mentioned in my previous posts: Free Movies Under the Stars screenings and $1 Family Movie Tickets at Cinemark and Regal cinemas.

–Tania

 

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Free Movies Under the Stars

June 26, 2014 by  
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Free outdoor Movies Under the Stars for all the family on four Fridays this summer, ending on August 15 2014.

City of Rio Rancho free outdoor movies this summer 2014 are shown on a super-size inflatable screen at dusk and all the movies are family-friendly. The  Movies Under the Stars screenings are all at Cabezon Park and they start at dusk, so grab your picnic, and a blanket or folding chair.

These are the six Friday dates for this summer:

  • June 27 – Little Giants
  • July 11 – Wings of Life
  • July 18 – Dolphin Tale
  • July 25 – The Lego Movie
  • August 1 – E.T.
  • August 15 – The Nut Job

Take your picnic or your popcorn, but no alcohol is allowed.

Obviously the outdoor movies depend on the weather and programs may change, so you can check this City of Rio Rancho link  to find out any updates on Free Movies Under the Stars.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free Evening: ABQ Poet Laureate & Hip Hop

October 15, 2013 by  
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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 October 17, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.

Albuquerque poet laureate Hakim Bellamy has designed the event for this month’s free Thursday evening on October 17.  Of course you’ll be able to hear poetry performances throughout the evening, as well as listen to music and watching dancers from hip hop dance crews. There will also be a chance to participate in an artist–led mural inside the museum.  The community night provides a great opportunity to check out the current gallery exhibit African American Art in the 20th Century, on tour from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

In between the activities, visitors can 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:

  • Saturdays from 2 pm to 5 pm – this is a new free afternoon that they’ve recently added!
  • 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. (Ages 13 – 64)
  • BUT out-of-state visitors can get the same $3 deal for adults/teens if they buy tickets to Albuquerque Museum online and print them out at home.
  • $2 for seniors (65+) wherever you hail from
  • $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.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free Evening: Chatter 20-21

August 13, 2013 by  
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Chatter 20-21 encourages everyone in this free evening event to Slow Down, Albuquerque!

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 August 15, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.

During this free Thursday on August 15, you can experience the music and art fusion event: Slow Down, Albuquerque, featuring music by Chatter 20-21. The idea is to, yes, slow down and take time out to relax while being inspired by the art of the Perceptions of the Western Landscape exhibit, while musicians from Chatter 20-21 perform Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel and John Tavener’s Funeral Canticle.

Chatter 20-21 is so named because the chamber ensemble performs works from the 20th and 21st centuries. This Slow Down, Albuquerque! performance will include a chorus of 24 voices in addition to strings and celeste. Visitors can sit in the gallery on the floor to view the art and take in the music (a very few chairs will be available) or just wander through all dreamy and enjoy the experience that way.

Chatter 20-21 also performs at venues including The Kosmos, but tickets usually start at around $15, so here’s your chance to hear them for free! After you’ve been soothed and inspired, 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.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free Evening: Fusion Theatre Play

July 16, 2013 by  
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Watch a Sam Shepard play and see artist Larry Bob Phillips at work on a painting during July’s free evening admission at the museum!

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 July 18, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.

During this free Thursday, you can watch the artist Larry Bob Phillips create a landscape-inspired painting on the Museum’s lobby wall and hear him talk about his work. The artist teaches at Central New Mexico Community College and he specializes in mural-like paintings and drawings.

At 7 pm, FUSION Theatre Company will present the one-man play Kicking a Dead Horse by Sam Shepard. The play’s Old West theme is about a western art dealer who now wants to live the same kind of life he sees portrayed in the Old West art. (Some adult language is involved!) Although it’s free to watch the play, seating is limited and the free tickets will be given out one hour before the performance.

Visitors can also check out the exhibit Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape, 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.

–Tania

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ABQ Museum Free Evening: Western Family Night

June 19, 2013 by  
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Learn to line dance and listen to live music in the amphitheater on Western Family Night!

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 June 20, 2013. There is no charge for admission from 5 pm and hours are extended until 8:30 pm.

This Thursday’s evening will be themed as a Western Family Night! Yee-ha!

Listen to live western country music in the museum’s Amphitheater, with Syd Masters and the Swing Riders at 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm, then The Saltine Ramblers take the stage at 7:45 pm.

If you need a little brush-up on your country line dancing, they’ll have free line dance lessons at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Other Western Family Night hands-on activities in the galleries include some make-and-take projects.

Visitors can also check out the exhibit Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape, 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.

–Tania

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Bernalillo County Free Movies in the Park

May 30, 2013 by  
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Here’s a great free Albuquerque film series this summer, providing the perfect excuse to enjoy a picnic while watching family-friendly free movies in the park.

The Bernalillo County Free Movies in the Park 2013 series runs on various Friday and Saturday evenings until September 20, at different outdoor locations around town.

The next free Movies in the Park dates are:

June 1 – The Amazing Spider Man with Andrew Garfield in the title role
June 7 – Les Miserables featuring a slew of unhappy French people played by a star-studded cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway
June 8 – ParaNorman, an animated film featuring a boy who tackles ghosts, zombies and (even worse) grown-ups to save his home town from a centuries-old curse
June 14 – The Pursuit of Happyness starring the fantabulous Will Smith
June 15 – Hotel Transylvania with a fresh take on Dracula in this animated movie voiced by Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and others.

The schedule may change, and the movies start at dusk at different locations each time, so check out the full Bernalillo County Free Movies in the Park program.

It’s fine to take blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers with a picnic, but no alcohol. In previous years any other beverages also had to be in a sealed (unopened) container, just in case you were spiking your orange juice with vodka :-) Now, would we ever do that?

Take note: All outdoor movies are weather-permitting.

–Tania

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

May 13, 2013 by  
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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.

–Tania

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Tippi Hedren at the KiMo: Appearance and Free Marnie Movie

April 9, 2013 by  
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Tippi Hedren appears in person as the guest with host TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz, at a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie at the KiMo Theatre. Tickets are free, but you need to get yours in advance!

Turner Classic Movies is running a Road to Hollywood Classic Film Festival in multiple cities around the country. They’re bringing that festival to Albuquerque’s KiMo Theatre on April 18 at 7:30 pm, with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 thriller Marnie, starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery.  (They’re both deliciously cool and gorgeous, aren’t they?) The movie will be shown in Hi-Def with Dolby sound.

Better yet, Tippi Hedren will be a special guest during the evening, making an appearance with host Ben Mankiewicz of TCM. The info about the event is at the KiMo website, but to join the Hollywood fun, you need to register in advance here for your free tickets.

The only way to get tickets is from the Turner Classic Film Festival link above. Sadly, Sean Connery will not share the stage. This is just as well, as any appearance by Mr Sexy Voice is likely to make me come over all peculiar.

Tippi Hedren was discovered by Alfred Hitchcock when she was a model, and he cast her in all her icy blondeness in The Birds and then in Marnie. Little known fact (here at Cheap Central, anyway): Hedren is the mother of actress Melanie Griffith. Journalist and news anchor Ben Mankiewicz is the weekend daytime host of Turner Classic Movies.

The Tippi Hedren appearance and free screening of Marnie takes place:

  • When: Thursday April 18, 2013
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: KiMo Theatre
  • Price: Tickets are free, but register for a pass at the link above.

The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central Avenue NW.

–Tania

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