Movies & Meaning

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Announcing something hugely exciting: the Movies and Meaning Festival will take place from May 28th-31st, 2015, in Albuquerque, NM. Magical cinema, extraordinary guests, inclusive community, meaningful conversation, beautiful landscape and dance parties! Only 300 spaces will be available for this amazing experience. Get tickets here.


Cinema has been around for over a century, which means there are thousands of magnificent masterpieces that elevate the mind and soul, and also that the art form is just getting started. In a world of infinite content, often dominated by blockbuster superficiality, Movies and Meaning helps you find the best films to watch, talk about, and be inspired by. We recommend three movies each week - one for the multiplex, one at the art house, and one to watch at home.


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Image credit: The Thin Red Line (1998, dir. Terrence Malick) We love it and you can buy it here

The festival will be based at the historic KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are a number of hotels within a mile of the KiMo available at a range of prices and easily walkable to numerous restaurants and bars.

KiMo Theatre
421 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


You don't have to rent a car to get the most out of this event.

There are many hotel and motel options within walking distance from the KiMo Theatre, and loads of restaurant options downtown. Local accommodation options start at just $20 per night.

Hostels Downtown

Route 66 Hostel
1012 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 
(505) 247-1813
$20.00 - $35.00
0.4 miles // 8-minute walk to KiMo

Hotels Downtown

Hotel Andaluz
125 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 242-9090
$159.00 - $179.00
0.2 miles // 5-minute walk to KiMo

Crossroads Motel (Breaking Bad was shot here!)
1001 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 242-2757
$47.46 including tax
1.0 miles // 20-minute walk to KiMo

Days Inn Albuquerque Hotel
615 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 247-8897
$63.00 - $85.00 per night
0.7 miles // 14-minute walk to KiMo

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 842-1234
$179.99 - $199.00 plus tax
0.2 miles // 4-min walk to KiMo

Hotel Parq Central
806 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102|
(505) 242-0040
$159.00 - $300.00
0.8 miles // 16-minute walk to KiMo

Near the Airport:

Motel 6 Albuquerque South Airport
1000 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-8017
$75.99 - $85.99 plus tax
1.8 miles // 36-minute walk to KiMo (not conducive to walking nor central restaurants)


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