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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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Fabulous theatre!

Amazing sound system, amazing movies and staffed by students at the film school. Love this place!!!!!

Reviewed 19 November 2013
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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340 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Amazing sound system, amazing movies and staffed by students at the film school. Love this place!!!!!

Thank KWS63
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Screen provides mostly highly regarded Indie films that aren't shown anywhere else in town. You will find wholesome snacks, and great popcorn at the concession stand -- also, a fresh cup of Keurig coffee if you're in the mood. The seats are comfortably positioned like a stadium, so you never have a sight to screen problem. And the people... More 

Thank Terez B
Santa Fe, NM
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

If you're into Indy films this is your place. Built in a former sound stage this theatre has top quality sound and projection systems. They also feature interesting filmsthat you're not going to see at your local multiplex. Note worthy is their HDlive performances from around the world including opera, dance and theatre. This is a much better venue then... More 

Thank shelterform
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Screen is on the SFUAD campus. It houses the second largest green screen in the world and the set for Longmire. We did not get to see a production at The Screen, but we are looking forward to it. We did get to see the SFUAD Graphic Art's student's October Show just a walk from The Screen! Some incredible... More 

Thank Peggy N
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

So nice, no crowds, comfy seats, big screen. Weird movie but interesting and made for great after movie conversation. Isn't that what its all about? Really enjoyed and will definitely return.

1 Thank Que-girl
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

My husband and I frequently watch films at The Screen which one might call an "art house". It shows award-winning movies from around the world, ones that are rarely shown at regular movie theaters. Most recently we saw "The Reluctant Fundamentalist". The theater not only offers excellent choices, but also has very comfortable seats and better-than-average snack choices. For out... More 

Thank BettyLouAnn
Columbia, Missouri
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

This is an awesome independent cinema. The movies that are presented here are wonderful. The theater is very comfortable and the projection and sound outstanding. One could not ask for better!

7 Thank Margie C
Curitiba, PR
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241 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

For a small city, Santa Fe has a bunch of movie options. The Screen is a repertory theater, meaning it shows some interesting films that you won't find in the main stream locations. I saw the German film "Barbara" there and it was a very enjoyable experience. You can get fresh coffee and some other stuff in the lobby. This... More 

Thank Nils62
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Great little theater that you'd never expect to be there. We saw a wonderful indpendent film, and the concessions are excellent. Would definitely go again!

Thank Tjet
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Got "hooked" on The Screen during a film noir marathon, and have enjoyed the wonderful films ever since. This is a definite "hidden gem".

Thank GAIL W

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