The theatre will be closed for renovations through February 21, 2018


Special Events & Performances

In addition to the classic film series, children’s matinees, and the Thursday Night Jam Sessions, the theatre
also hosts a variety of special performances.  These can range from live national musicians, to local
and regional acts.  New events are always added to the schedule; check back often for recently added


Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Ticket prices will vary depending on the performance.

february, 2018

23feb7:00 pm9:00 pmNMSU Starry Night

24feb7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Magnificent Seven (1960)

27feb7:00 pm9:00 pmHidden Figures

march, 2018

02mar7:00 pm9:00 pmChildren of a Lesser God - An Evening With Mark Medoff

04mar4:00 pm6:00 pmPopovich Comedy Pet Theater

09mar7:00 pm9:00 pmSeven Samurai

10mar2:00 pm3:30 pmInside Breaking Bad - Las Cruces Film Festival

10mar4:00 pm5:30 pmA Conversation & Musical Interlude - Las Cruces Film Festival

10mar7:00 pm9:00 pmLas Cruces Film Festival Award Ceremony

11mar1:00 pm3:00 pmA Children's Theatre - The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza

11mar7:00 pm8:00 pmA Children's Theatre - The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza

20mar7:30 pm9:30 pmTwo on Tap

About the Rio Grande Theatre

The Rio Grande Theatre, originally built in 1926, is a restored performing arts center in the heart of Downtown Las Cruces. It is the only operating 2-story adobe theater in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatre is owned by the City of Las Cruces and managed and operated by Visit Las Cruces.

The theater will now feature a wide selection of entertainment from local, regional and national recording artists and performing arts, to a classic film series and Saturday children’s matinee program. The theater is now serving concessions and refreshments.