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Albuquerque Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theaters!

In a city as big and bountiful as Albuquerque, New Mexico, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is pretty overwhelming––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the drive across town to a local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat or keep it chill at an independent movie theater with drinks and unique food offerings?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Albuquerque to help you make the most of your Albuquerque movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Albuquerque movie theater guide!


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Albuquerque Movie Theaters: AMC Classic Albuquerque 12

The AMC Classic Alburquerque 12 has IMAX and RealD 3D, creating an enhanced movie-going experience for guests. This theater has rocking stadium seating and digital projections in all of its auditoriums.

The AMC Classic Alburquerque 12 sells typical movie theater snacks and Coca-Cola Freestyle soft drinks, as well as hot options and an elevated menu featuring loaded hot dogs and stone-fired flatbread pizzas. Guests can order food ahead of time on the AMC Theatres app. Also, AMC Stubs members can see movies at reduced pricing on Discount Tuesdays!

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Reviewers say that this theater has a friendly staff and great service. One reviewer on Google wrote, “Really nice theater, clean, and IMAX was awesome. Friendly staff and also not too crowded at all.”

AMC Classic Alberquerque 12

3810 Las Estancias Way

Albuquerque, NM 87121

View AMC Classic Alberquerque 12 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

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Albuquerque Movie Theaters: Icon Cinema

Located in Albuquerque’s Cañada Village, Icon Cinema is a luxury theatre. It has an Iconic Mega Screen, which is a state-of-the-art large-format screen with 4K 7.1 surround sound, and seats that power recline and have an adjustable headrest. Guests have shared that the seats are very comfortable and make for an enjoyable movie theater experience.

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One thing very special about Icon Cinema is that it offers guests bottomless popcorn and all-you-can-drink Coca-Cola products! The theater shows all the latest movie releases and has a Tuesday special, where movie-goers pay only $6 to attend any movie at any time on Tuesdays. Reviewers noted that the theater is very clean and the employees are helpful and efficient.

One reviewer on Google wrote, “Always great coming here! Favorite movie theatre in town. Always clean, unlimited popcorn and drinks, good staff, fun vibes, I always recommend this movie theatre.” This is even the theater where Ludacris chose to watch his film F9: The Fast Saga!

Icon Cinema

13120-A Central Ave SE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

View Icon Cinema movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Albuquerque Movie Theaters: Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque

The Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque is a Cinemark theater that has stadium seating that can be reserved upon purchasing your ticket. Tickets at the Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque are reasonably priced, costing about $9.50 for a weekend showing.

The Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque sells typical movie theater snacks with the addition of some other offerings like coffee, hot dogs, and ice cream. The theater has an arcade where kids (and adults!) can play games before or after their movie. One reviewer on Google wrote,  “I love coming here ‘cause it’s never packed and it’s right downtown.”

Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque

100 Central Ave SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

View Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Albuquerque Movie Theaters: Regal Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Regal Winrock Stadium 16 offers movies in IMAX and RPX for an enhanced viewing experience. IMAX is an immersive technology that has precise audio and high-quality imaging, giving guests a superior movie-going experience. According to Regal, “RPX presents movies the way filmmakers intended” on immersive screens with high-quality sound and projections.

The Regal Winrock Stadium 16 has ticket kiosks where guests can choose their movie time and reserve their seats, and the concession stand offers typical movie theater fare. Reviewers say that the seats in the auditoriums are comfortable and are complimentary of their experience with employees. One reviewer on Google wrote, “My favorite theater in town. Huge screens. Good sound. Great popcorn.”

Regal Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

2100 Louisiana Blvd NE, Bld 400

Albuquerque, NM 87110

View Regal Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Albuquerque Movie Theaters: Premiere Cinema 14 – Rio Rancho

The Premiere Cinema 14 – Rio Rancho is located less than 20 miles outside of Albuquerque. This theater offers guests immersive movie experiences like 3D and D-BOX seats. With D-BOX, guests can purchase tickets to sit in a box where their seats move along with the action of the film.