Special Events

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Our Spaghetti Westerns ends the year with this heavyweight!

Aug 24 to Aug 25
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Sergio Leone - 1966 - 179m - Italy - In Italian with English subtitles - No Matinees



For three men the Civil War wasn t hell... it was practice! By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as "The Man with No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. 

Hailed as "pure cinema" by Robert Rodriguez and "the best directed movie of all time" by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (For a Few Dollars More) and co-starred Lee Van Cleef (Death Rides a Horse) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, Navajo Joe). 

"Re-released movies are forever claiming to be iconic, but few can hold the title as easily as Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

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Carnival of Souls

Aug 31
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Herk Harvey - 1962 - 78m - ALL SEATS $10


A young woman (Candace Hilligoss) in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

"A bold film that plays like a perfect nightmare for everyone who's used to standard structures in genre cinema. Still scary after decades." - Federico Furzan, Cinelipsis

"It depends on crisp black-and-white photography, atmosphere and surprisingly effective acting." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"One of those unique horror movies where the low budget, gritty footage and rough performances combine to create not only an unsettling atmosphere of dread but also a study of existential angst in the face of unimaginable horror." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing

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Sep 5 to Sep 8
Thursday to Sunday

2019 - In Spanish with English subtitles - $10 General / $8 Students & Seniors


Welcome to the 7th Annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque Latino Film Festival.

Instituto Cervantes is proud to present ¡Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexican community once again. 

Albuquerque has positioned itself as a creative and inclusive city where our community can experience a cultural exchange and participate in the many inspiring events organized by the numerous local organizations. 

¡Cine Magnífico! is one of those projects that was created to further encourage cultural interactions and awareness through the lens of Latin American and Spanish cinema. 

The purpose of ¡Cine Magnífico! has always been (but especially with today’s political and social climate) to cover the issues that exist in our own communities - to aim a light at our comunidades latinas in the US, and “endow them with visibility”. This is the magic of cinema: visibility - the truest sense of cinematic and visual arts. Our own lives - our shared joys and concerns - shine through the screen, along with elegant music scores, true characters, stunning settings, gorgeous costumes, and well-told stories. 

We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. This year’s screenings will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Kimo Theater and the Guild Cinema.   

Thank you for supporting ¡Cine Magnífico! Enjoy the show!


Thursday, September 5:

12:00 PM - Muralla (Bolivia) - FREE

Friday, September 6:

2:30 PM -  Caiga quien Caiga / All Can Fall (Perú) - FREE

5:30 PM - El Ombligo Guie´dani / Guie´dani’s Navel (México)

8:30 PM - Carmen y Lola / Carmen and Lola (Spain) 

Saturday, September 7:

2:00 PM - Perro Bomba (Chile)

3:50 PM Re Loca / Super Crazy (Argentina)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  USA Short Film Program  - $5

7:45 PM - Temblores / Tremors (Guatemala)

Sunday, September 8:

4:00 PM - Marighella (Brazil)

7:30 - CLOSING FILM: Campeones / Champions  (Spain)


Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque 2nd ANNUAL!

Sep 14
Saturday 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30


As part of the Mindfield Festival circuit!  Visit the Albuquerque chapter website by clicking here!  $15 all day festival passes available now by clicking here!

A showcasing of features, Shorts, and Music videos by filmmakers from around the world.  Albuquerque (home of Breaking Bad) also has a thriving film community that shines bright in the sunny Land of Enchantment some of which will be highlighted in this special all-day festival!


2:30 - (Youth, Comedy & Sci-fi)

Gameboy (Stephen Burhoe) [USA]

Chemistry 101 (Mike Reft) [USA] 

Apothecary's Cage (Jake Extine) [USA] 

Three Minute Eggs (Lisa Kori) [USA] 

Hand to Hand (Sara Casaus) [USA] 

Bottoms Up (J.D. Lopez) [USA] 

Sara's Audition (Gene Hunt) [USA] 

Guilty Bunch of Flowers (Wayne Kelly & Matt Holt) [UK] 

Killing Adam (Dino Sardella) [USA] 

ALT + <3 (Joseph Neuman) [USA] 

4:30pm - (Documentaries & Music) 

R.A.W. TUBA (Darren Durlach & David Larson) [USA] 

The Waxidermist - The Snow (Pierre Jampy) [France] 

Fear No More (Shihyun Wang) [USA] 

OUTSIDE - Daniel Laurent (Jeffrey Palmer) [USA] 

Messages from the Animals: Otter Love (Elke Duerr) [USA] 

Violet Saturn - Sweetest Life (Lauren Carr Reed & Spencer Carr Reed) [USA] 

All Styles Welcome (Allonzo Armijo) [USA]

Being Tight (Lea Jones & Marc Waszkiewicz) [USA] 

6:30pm - (Drama)

A Soldier's Passage (Chapter Three) (Paul Ingles) [USA] 

A Day in the Park (James Liakos & Eric Smigiel) [USA]

A Ferry Tale (Mehmet T??l?) [Turkey] 

A Bitter Reckoning (Albert Fry Jr. & Amber LeRae Earls) [USA] 

Aboriginal Radio (Adrien Sommen) [France]

8:30pm - (Death & Horror)

Bad Situation (Martin G Castaneda) [USA] 

Intrusive Thoughts (Daniel Ruczko) [USA] 

The Desecrated (John Gray) [USA]

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Where Is The "I" In Infinite?

Sep 15
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Sasha Menendez - 2017 - 120m - Suggested donation of $5

Edited by and featuring original music by Ryan Sciarrotta!

A thought provoking documentary film that captures interviews with a man/infinite essence named Tom Miles.  It delves into the telling of his story from early days growing up in Monte Vista, Colorado to his time in the Navy, to marriage, family, divorce, different career paths, and on to his finding lasting love.  All this is intermixed with clips of him pondering the nature of his own existence.  Recollections from loved ones and slice of life moments give added perspective to who Tom is.  His metaphysical tangents offer another perspective that there could be another side to who Tom, or any of us, might be. Tom’s journey brings about an unique appreciation of a life lived on Earth and it’s dreamlike so called reality.

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Back to the Future - the original Michael J. Fox 80s hit!

Sep 20
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Robert Zemeckis - 1985 - 116m - All Seats $8


New Mexico Entertainment magazine presents this month's late night movie at The Guild Cinema, Back to the Future. In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes during the event.



PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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Candy Corn

Sep 21
Saturday 10:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Josh Hasty - 2019 - 85m - ALL SEATS $10


It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr. Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular.” When a group of bullies target Jacob for their annual hazing, things go too far and he winds up dead. Now, Dr. Death has resurrected Jacob as an unstoppable killer to seek revenge on those who wronged him.

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Not Made In New Mexico - A Jeff Berg Special!

Sep 22
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - Way back when t - 75m approx. - No Matinees!

Imposters! Movies "based' IN New Mexico, but not Made in NM'!

Set aside your Sunday afternoon for an entertaining view & chat with local film historian/journalist Jeff Berg as he returns to our cinema house for look over at movies related to New Mexico!

It is the prerogative of a movie director to make the setting of his or her film anywhere that they see fit. New Mexico itself has seen over 800 film and TV productions (an hour in length or longer) filmed in the state since 1897. 

During that time the state has 'starred' as Sudan, Wyoming, Russia, Illinois, Canada, and a host of other locations, especially Texas. But what about the 'fakers'? We'll watch clips from films taking place in New Mexico, but without anyone involved with the production ever setting foot in the state. Films will be chosen from a fairly long list of such pictures as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Rat Race, Truth or Consequences, NM, High Noon, Hondo, Them, Stalking Moon and a host of others. Learn about some of the things that lead filmmakers to locate their films where they are not, along with a bit of New Mexico's extensive film history and find out how Albuquerque's Sunport became a Russian military air field! 

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Bauhaus Spirit - 100 Years of Bauhaus

Sep 26
Thursday 7pm only!

Dir. Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch - 2019 - 90m - An AIA FREE MOVIE NIGHT! Seating limited so you must get a ticket to ensure seating!

NOTE:  The AIA movie nights are free with a ticket!  Tickets are distributed at our box office on a "First come, First served" basis beginning at 5:00.  Doors open around 6:30pm and the movie will start at 7:00 pm with introductions!

A lively, wide-ranging documentary exploring the history, present and future of the utopian design and architecture school and communal social movement around the world. 

What does a Latin American favela have to do with an old workers’ settlement in Dessau? What is the connection between a Jewish socialist in a rural commune and the children in a school class in Stockholm? All of these stories concern visions and the practical attempts to make them come true.

A radical artistic utopia, which is still having an impact on the world we live in today, was born in a tranquil town in Germany. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus was supposed to unite sculpture, painting, design and architecture into a single combined constructive discipline. It is a synthesis of liberated imagination and stringent structure; cross-medial concepts that embellish and enrich our existence, illumination and clarity, order and playfulness. Bauhaus constituted one of the most significant contributions to everyday 20th-century culture and influential contemporary designs, from Apple to the avant-garde of sustainable and future-oriented architecture, still refer to it today. But Bauhaus was never just an artistic experiment. Confronted with the social conditions of that particular time, as well as the experience of the First World War, the movement concerned itself with the political and social connotations of design from the very outset. Hence, Bauhaus history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day.

The film describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as the statement, the failure and the renewal of a social utopia. And it tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges also relate to the Bauhaus. That way, the story of this unfinished utopian project with its manifold exciting cross-references unfolds before our eyes while always keeping in touch with the questions still topical today: How do we want to live, where do we want to go?

On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the film traces the history of the school from its Weimar era beginnings through its continued impact in architecture, design and sustainable living today.

"At its heart, 'Bauhaus Spirit' proves without question that fun was a core component of the goings-on. We long to have played a part in its birth, existence and influence—or to even contribute now." —Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter

"A comprehensive look at the subject." —Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader

"A trip through a century of cultural and societal change." —Sabina Dana Plasse, Blue Door Magazine

"On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the film traces the history of the school from its Weimar era beginnings through its continued impact in architecture, design and sustainable living today.Celebrating the search for connections between architecture, design and society, this is a film about fantasy, utopia and thinking big.” —Jens Balkenborg, EPD Film Magazine

"Makes plain how the vision of the Bauhaus artists still drives cross-disciplinary creative ventures today. 'Bauhaus Spirit''s most profound takeaway is that, while the school was ostensibly about constructing a world... it was always really about the best way to live." —Michael Abetemarco, Santa Fe New Mexican

“One hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born: Bauhaus, one of our century's most influential architectural schools, still sets the pattern for the way we live. The synthesis of free imagination and strict structure, enrichment and simplification, light and clarity transformed Bauhaus to a significant contribution to our lives on a cosmopolitan scale.” —International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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