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when u see the outside it is beautiful but extremely dated even as u walk in and sit down but the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Boise, Idaho
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Pleasant Surprise!!!

While exploring Raton looking for something to do, we stumbled on this gem. In the past we had... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
chandler, arizona
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31 Dec 2016
29 Apr 2016
“Pleasant Surprise!!!”
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115 N 2nd St, Raton, NM 87740, Raton, NM 87740-3803
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

when u see the outside it is beautiful but extremely dated even as u walk in and sit down but the quality of picture and sound is exceptional if im ever back i will go again for sure!!

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank travelgirl030208
Reviewed 29 April 2016

While exploring Raton looking for something to do, we stumbled on this gem. In the past we had traveled over the pass to a theater we found in Trinidad, CO but we won't be doing that again. This place was amazing! Beautiful art deco theater...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank southwest_wanderer
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Try the EL Raton Theatre for that small town, old time movie house experiance with all the updates you want!

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank N8464TFmarkb
Reviewed 4 November 2015

What a treasure! This little art deco gem of a movie theater was built in the 1930s in this rustic old coal mining/ railroad town. Almost abandoned at one time, it was purchased and upgraded to Dobly 7.1 sound, and is the only 3D equipped...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank tricetunes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Beautiful little old theater that has a fully updated projector (that plays 3D movies) and sound system! Nice little snack bar up front with a friendly staff working it. The movies that play there run for about a week each ( maybe they should alternate...More

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank Heather C
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We have watched movies at the El Raton many times. Theater is old but charming. FOlks operating the theater are great and strive to support the local community. Popcorn is great so well worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank petera931
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Viewing a film with modern sound and picture in an original historic theater, what could be better? Prices are fair, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The 3D glasses lenses are often used and dirty, or even scratched. It might be worth bringing your...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Lookin_for_Stuff
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Step back into another time for this movie going experience - and discover upgraded digital image and sound! No lines - comfortable- excellent experience - the prices are excellent - a movie going experience you will remember for a life time - we love the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank snailer60
Reviewed 29 July 2013

El Raton is one of the few 'atmospheric' theatres left. In stead of watching a movie in a modern 'box' theatre, watch here, and be amazed by the art deco architecture, the castle theme, and of course the Dolby Digital 3D picture and Dolby 7.1...More

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank Neil E
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