Ernie Pyle Theatre

2121 4th Street NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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1945 photo credit Don J Akin‎.

The Ernie Pyle Theatre was opened October 9, 1946 with Burgess Meredith in “Story of G.I. Joe”. It was still open in 1955, but was closed by March 1956. Later demolished for construction of the Coronado Freeway.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm

1945 photo added, photo credit Don J Akin‎.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm

October 9th, 1946 grand opening ad in photo section.

jordanlage
jordanlage on January 21, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Enrnie Pyle (1900-1945) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was an American war correspondent at the time of death during World War II. He had moved to Albuquerque in 1940 and maintained a residence there until his death in April 1945, about a year and a half before this theater was named & opened in his honor.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on October 2, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Ernie Pyle’s house is a public library branch and historic site that includes books written by and about him that you can peruse while in rooms he had once inhabited:

https://abqlibrary.org/erniepyle

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60933-d6609215-Reviews-Ernie_Pyle_Library-Albuquerque_New_Mexico.html

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ernie-pyle-library-albuquerque

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Oct. 11, 1952: “Albuquerque Exhibitors Inc. have bought the El Rey and La Sambea from Marlin Butler. Butler still retains the Ernie Pyle and Sunset drive-in.”

Motion Picture Herald, Aug. 20, 1955: “Paul Campbell, recently city manager for Knox Theatres, Durango, has bought the Ernie Pyle, Albuquerque, N. M., from Lester Dollison. Clarence Batter is the booker-buyer.”

Motion Picture Herald, March 3, 1956: “The Ernie Pyle, Albuquerque, N. M., leased recently by Paul Campbell, has been closed.”

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