Sunshine Theater - Trost Society

Sunshine Theater

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Sunshine Theater

Sunshine Theater was Albuquerque’s first Movie Palace, designed by Trost & Trost and erected in 1924. It originally housed a 920 seat movie theater, along with upper-floor offices. Costing over $200,000 to build, the buff-brick 6 story building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and stands today in excellent condition. For more information, please see and

Modern photography courtesy of the Sunshine Theater Live website, linked to above; old photograph is uncredited and from the Trost Society archives.

— Mark Stone

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Type: Commercial
Construction Date: Jan 1, 1923
Address: 120 Central Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Condition: Extant