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The Screen

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Address: 1600 Saint Michaels Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7615
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The Screen, at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, is New Mexico's...

The Screen, at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, is New Mexico's premier cinematheque. Curated by Brent Kliewer, The Screen showcases the finest in world, art, and independent cinema. It features a 16-speaker Dolby Digital 6.1 Surround Sound system, a high-definition curved screen, and luxurious stadium seating.

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Great theater with old-time feel

Sometimes it's hard to find theaters that will play the non-blockbuster films. The Screen specializes in this and it's a relief to be able to try something different. The... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Boulder City, Nevada
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Lawrence, Kansas
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970 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Screen is the movie theatre on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. It is a very comfortable, almost retro, space. The screen is classically wide, not the little screen that is in some of the multiplexes, and the seats are comfortable. Just a nice simple cinema with good indie films and documentaries. We like... More 

Thank Robert S
Boulder City, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Sometimes it's hard to find theaters that will play the non-blockbuster films. The Screen specializes in this and it's a relief to be able to try something different. The theater is quite large and when I went, there were few people so it felt like I had the theater all to myself. Unfortunately a group of older ladies sat behind... More 

Thank xeriman
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you are looking for a smaller more intimate indie theater and aren't into the huge sound systems that will make your seat vibrate, this place is for you. Seating is good and staff is friendly. It's on campus but the way is clearly marked with signs. Plenty of parking. And with dinner in Santa Fe, a great way to... More 

Thank vickyzzzz
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We go to indie cinemas everywhere we travel. We find The Screen compares well to others in similar sized US cities. There is always something to see that is entertaining or thought provoking. Light refreshments. Go early for a good seat.

Thank shartzerj
Santa Fe, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Lovely big screen and stadium seating as well as art, alternative and documentary films. Saw a documentary about Janice Joplin last week and it was marvelous. The theatre is housed at the College of Art and Design.

Thank Karol R
Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have always seen very interesting and different indie films here. I'm always surprised there are not many people given that it is a great theatre. Where else can you get a Mexican coke to take into the movie? You definitely should check it out, whether you are a local, a visitor, or a semi-local like me.

Thank Lisa P
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This little theater on the campus of the College of Art and Design shows interesting films you probably won't see elsewhere in the city. Plenty of parking, easy access, friendly staff. Not a huge selection, but mostly very thought provoking films.

Thank Marlene F
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Movies, Music, Special, and Other Events happen at the Screen, located at the Campus of The College of Santa Fe where you also will find the fabulous Greer Garson Theatre, 1601 St. Michael's Drive.

Thank C0C0san
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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123 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Great screen, great sound and always a great selection of foreign / independent films! By far the best cinema in Santa Fe and perhaps anywhere!

Thank santagaryfe
Sarasota, Florida
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72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Shows special screenings of various film festivals, documentaries, great films about current concerns and universal artistic choices as well as the top current topic films. A sophisticated and intelligent audience with great appreciation for it's existence!

Thank kmormlo

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