"You can just sense the old film
projector and the movies still
being shown, as if time stands still. "
"A classic ~ you don't get this
type of atmosphere in any theater
of this day and age. A nostalgic
experience you can't get enough of."
"So grateful to those who keep this town alive through all the natural
devastation — the history and experience is so important for
the generations to come.
Bless you, in your continued efforts."
A spaghetti western called
My Name is Nobody,
starring Henry Fonda and
Terence Hill, was filmed
in Mogollon in 1973.
...the ghost town that refuses to die.
...dedicated to honor and memorialize those interred in the Mogollon Cemetery.
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Old Mogollon Theater
Photographed by J. Kidd & Associates
The theater is located in the middle of town, a short distance and across the street from the Mogollon Museum.
The Mogollon Theater was once known as The Midway, and was reported to be the oldest "intact" movie house in New Mexico. It was built around the turn of the century by mill owner Harry Herman for Syl Gambin.
In the theme of movies ~ A spaghetti western called My Name is Nobody, starring Henry Fonda and Terence Hill, was filmed in Mogollon in 1973.
A saloon and general store (below left) were built as part of the movie set. As well, in 2013 the devastating flooding took the saloon building that was once adjacent to the general store.
With the devastating flooding in 2013, the theater has been under construction to restore the projection booth (right) to its original glory.
Original movie set built in 1973 (above).
As it appeared after the 2013 flooding (right)
courtesy of Neils Mandoe.