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The story of the KiMo Theatre.
The KiMo Theatre was a vision of
Oreste Bachechi. This stunning theatre was opened on September 19, 1927 with a
unique architectural design that blended Native American cultures with Art Deco.
The entire construction cost $150,000 and a contest
was run to name the theatre and Pablo Abeita won the $50 prize and the unique
theatre was named KiMo which was derived from two Indian words that mean
“mountain lion” but another interpretation states the meaning as “king of its
Only one year after his dream came true, Oreste
Bachechi died. His sons took over the management of the KiMo and many stars
appeared on the stage including Gloria Swanson, Vivian Vance, Tom Mix, Ginger
Rogers, and so many more.
Now you may be wondering what ghosts are haunting
the KiMo theatre and you may be surprised to learn there are quite a few.
In 1951, Bobby Darnall, a six year boy was killed when the boiler exploded in
the basement. You will see Bobby wearing a striped shirt and blue jeans and many
believe the tricks played on actors are all his doings. Actors have been tripped
while walking past the water pipes and other aversions during performances have
been noted. However, Bobby enjoys a donut a two, so they are tied to the water
pipes so he can have a treat and behave the next day. Many have reported the
donuts are completely gone the next morning or have seen bite marks left on the
ghost that many have seen is of an unknown woman that walks the hallways. She is
seen wearing a bonnet and just strolling along not bothering a soul.
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