© Robert Reck
© Robert Reck

National Hispanic Cultural Center, The Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander provided full-scope theatre consulting for The Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, which includes the 691-seat multi-purpose Albuquerque Journal Theatreand the 291-seat Bank of America Theatre cinema.

The Albuquerque Journal Theatre, with a 1,700-square-foot performance area, is the Cultural Center’s most luxurious performance space and contains one of the largest indoor stages in New Mexico. Auerbach Pollock Friedlander designed comprehensive audio-video infrastructure, networks and systems supporting production sound, projection, archival recording and play back with even coverage for entire house. The ample network system provide for interconnection in any location that the production may require.

The more intimate Bank of America Theatre is a fully equipped movie house which can accommodate 35mm and 16mm film with full theatre THX surround sound. Designed with a 26 feet wide by 19 feet high retractable screen, the theatre also contains a small thrust stage, allowing for small musical performances, chamber music, readings, and lectures.

Architect: FMSM Architects
Size: 81,000 SF
Cost: $22,500,000
Completion: 2004