The KiMo Theatre opened on September 19, 1927 as a picture palace and vaudeville theatre. This is the same year that the first talkie starring Al Jolson hit the movies. The style for KiMo is unique and called Pueblo Deco, a showy architectural regional style that was known for its fusing of southwest Native American cultures with the popular art deco of the 1920s and 1930s.
The interior mimics wood vigas by using plaster ceiling beams instead. Also, the air vents are disguised as Navajo rugs and war drums. My absolute favorite is the kitschy buffalo skulls with red glowing eyes. They almost seem to follow you wherever you walk. It’s actually quite creepy.
Saved from urban decay of the 60s, the KiMo now hosts live theatre, live concerts, community cinema, classic films, comedy, as well as magic shows. In fact, on October 4, it is offering a free Motion Fest 2013 titled Breaking Bad: Withdrawal. The guest star is Steven Michael Quezada (aka DEA Agent Steven Gomez). For those pining over the Breaking Bad series wrapping up even though it was a runaway hit, this just may be the antidote.