Freedom New Mexico The Mrs. New Mexico Pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Portales, according to Executive State Director Sheree Lynch. Once selected, the candidate will advance to represent her community in the 2012 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4, 2012, at the Rodey Theatre in Albuquerque. Local title holders will […]
ENMU graduate honored The New York Innovative Theatre Awards will honor 1955-58 Eastern New Mexico University drama major Robert Patrick O’Connor (who writes under the name Robert Patrick) with the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award on Sept. 19. Since 1964, Patrick has had thousands of productions and dozens of plays, including “Kennedy’s Children.” In 1976, he […]
Alisa Boswell New entertainment is coming to Portales in the form of a new music series at the YamTheatre. The Yam Music Series will include a band performance at the theater once a month with the series beginning Sept. 20 and running through March. According to Sandy Van Der Veen, promotions coordinator for the Roosevelt […]
New Mexico’s beloved novel, Bless Me, Ultima, by Santa Rosa native and acclaimed Chicano writer, Rudolfo Anaya, comes to the stage at Marshall Auditorium, Saturday, October 23, 7p.m. in its southwest premiere. Adapted by Mr. Anaya in collaboration with Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this is the second performance of the […]
May 21, 1955: The Varsity Drive-In Theatre on the Roswell highway, where there was “always a double feature,” was showing “Where’s Charley” and “San Francisco Story.” Admission for adults was 50 cents. Children were allowed in for free.
May 13, 1950: The Tower Theatre showed the controversial “Not Wanted,” an independent film about unwed motherhood. A promotional ad claimed it was “life itself” and reported the message would “lift you into the clouds.”
May 8, 1960: The Tower Theatre was showing “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies,” starring Doris Day and David Niven. “It’s all about love and marriage — and how to mix the two,” according to the promotional ad.
Freedom New Mexico The Lula Washington Dance Theatre is kicking off its 30th anniversary national tour in New Mexico this month and will be making a stop in Clovis. The company performs 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. The contemporary modern dance company’s 17-theater national tour started traveling New Mexico Oct. 15 and will continue […]
According to the Portales News-Tribune, on Saturday, October 30, a special Halloween Matinee would be held at the Tower Theatre for the children. “King Kong Escapes” would be shown and if people appeared in costume, they might go home with a prize for best costume. All seats were 50 cents, and show time was 1:30 […]
Walt Disney’s “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” was showing at the Tower Twin Theatre
“Slaughter on 10th Ave.,” starring Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Charles McGraw and Sam Levene was showing at the Tower Theatre.
A class in audio-visual education at Eastern New Mexico University, in connection with their study of film projectors, visited the Tower Theatre, where a demonstration of the equipment was presented for the students by B.J. Edwards, the theatre manager. The visit was part of a project created by Joyce Foster and Edna Walker, both of […]
“Broken Lance,” starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark and Katy Jurado was showing with the new “CinemaScope” at the Tower Theatre.
“Ben Hur” the movie opened at the Tower Theatre as the Portales News-Tribune ran a photo from the film with the statement, “One of the great thrill scenes of the spectacular chariot race… shows Charlton Heston clinging to his chariot.”
Samuel Bronston’s “King of Kings” opened at the Tower Theatre. The film “thunders with the triumph of right over might!” declared the ad.