Yes, you saw the Spencer
Theater in "The Gamer," a Neiman catalog
Are you looking for the
perfect venue for your next motion picture or television
movie? Are you looking for a location that has not
been over-used; one that is fresh, new and has multiple
potential uses? Then the Spencer Theater in Alto,
New Mexico, may be just what you're looking for.
Conveniently located 2
1/2 hours north of El Paso, Texas and 3 hours south
NMFilm150.jpgof Albuquerque, the Spencer Theater has
become known as "The Carnegie of the Southwest."
Opened in October 1997, the theater sits on 74 acres of
land 13 miles north of Ruidoso, New Mexico.
The Spencer Theater has
the ability to portray many different possible settings
including, but not limited to:
A modern office building and lobby
A futuristic, space alien station
A park with fountain
An antique / by-gone era theater or a new,
A small, intimate courtyard
An art museum
A restaurant setting
An interior office setting
Chorus Room / Star Dressing Room / Green Room
An open-air theatre / outdoor concert
Any location shoot requiring vast expanses of
land such as westerns, golf, chase scenes,
Native American encampments, war movies, etc.
Architect Antoine Predock
of Albuquerque designed the award-winning theater on a
single ground-to-sky slope, rising 8 stories,
silhouetting Sierra Blanca Peak. Over 450 tons of
imported white mica-flecked limestone, quarried in Spain
and cut in Italy, comprises the building's exterior.
A two-story waterfall
gently pours from the upper deck down "steps" at the
building's front. The upper deck, or loggia, is
part of the theater's exclusive Founder's Club.
The Crystal Lobby is a two-story, steel webbed dome of
300 glass facets, all hand-cut. The theater seats
514. An outdoor stage boasts 964 sq. ft. and the
natural grass amphitheater has a 1300+ seating capacity.
The stage is a "sprung"
stage of 4,770 sq. ft. of tongue-in-groove maple and
features 48 fly lines capable of handling any touring
show on the road today.
There are dressing rooms
for 52 artists: Four “Star” dressing rooms, one
24-person chorus room and two 12-person dressing rooms.
Backstage there is also a Green Room with a kitchen and
courtyard, a scene shop and a loading dock that can
handle the largest 18-wheeler.
The sound and lighting
technology is state-of-the-art with impressive special
effects capability, acoustic shell and an open-air sound
The theater is also home
to four major Dale Chihuly glass installations, thought
to be the largest private collection in the southwest.
The theater's Film
Location packet of information includes photographs,
measurements and potential filming venues for your
review. The Spencer Theater can be used and
transformed into almost any setting you might require.
Enough open space surrounds the theater to easily shoot
a full length western. We welcome you and your
film crew to our “little gem” is New Mexico.
We invite you to come out
and take a look at our property for any upcoming film
you are considering. The friendly staff at the
Spencer Theater will be most happy to work with you to
ensure a positive experience and outcome for everyone.
Please call me at
(575) 336-0011 or email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or
additional information you may require.
Thank you for your
consideration and we hope to see you at the Spencer!
for the Performing Arts
108 Spencer Road
toll free 888.818.7872