Fox Winrock Theatre

2100 Louisiana Boulevard NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Fox Winrock Theatre

Located at 201 Winrock Center. The Fox Winrock Theatre opened May 28, 1963 with Peter O'Toole in “Lawrence of Arabia”. It was also a Cinerama theatre from April 1964. It was closed on September 2, 1986. It was demolished and the UA Winrock 6 was built on a nearby site.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 25, 2008 at 1:38 am

The April 6, 1964, issue of Boxoffice Magazine announced that the re-opening of the Fox Winrock had taken place on March 24, with a special, invitation-only event. The house had been closed for one week to install the Cinerama screen. Three projection booths for Cinerama had already been included in the original plans for the theater, which had opened the previous year. The seating capacity was reduced by about 35 seats (from the original 800) for the 95-foot screen’s installation, though. The opening program was “This Is Cinerama”, and it was expected to run for at least eight weeks.

Coate on March 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

The FOX WINROCK’s engagement of “This Is Cinerama” ended up running seven weeks. A complete list of Cinerama presentations in Albuquerque can be found on this page.

Coate on March 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm

The FOX WINROCK officially opened on May 28, 1963. (There was an open house/preview screening on May 25.) The opening attraction was a reserved-seat presentation of “Lawrence Of Arabia.”

Initially operated by Fox Intermountain, local opening-day newspaper promotion boasted: “Over eight hundred seats designed to deliver comfort seldom enjoyed in any theatre, the finest in modern 70 millimeter projection equipment, a magnificent screen sixty-five feet wide, six-track stereophonic sound, an integral nursery with registered nurses in supervision…these are a few of the reasons you’ll enjoy the new Fox Winrock Theatre.

rivest266 on August 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm

This opened on May 28th, 1963. I downloaded its grand opening ad here.

MickSullivan on January 25, 2020 at 5:59 pm

I worked there as Lou Gasparini’s assistant manager. Years later I came back as the Manager in the 70’s. I remember Larry Emerson, Larry Goudy, Forrest Kilman, Lance Colvin, Dean Bond and so many others. The Fox Winrock 6 was Not Built on the same spot.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on June 30, 2022 at 2:31 pm

The Winrock Twin last appeared in the Alquerque Journal on TUE 9/2/1986.

Cinerama on November 20, 2023 at 10:51 pm

Hey Kinospotter,

Please remove all the pictures you copied from my web site. It would have been easier to just provide a link - Fox Winrock

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