Yam Theatre

 

FULL HISTORY RENOVATION EFFORTS

AMENITIES CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT

FLOOR PLAN
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The jewel in the MainStreet program crown is the Yam Theatre. Opened in 1926 as the Portola Theater at 219 S. Main, the entertainment venue was billed as one of the most up-to-date motion picture theaters in the state of New Mexico. It offered comfortable seating and modern organ music, featuring a large stage and elaborate décor.The theater changed hands several times in the following decades, turning into the Yam Theatre in 1932 and finally closing down in the mid-1960s. Now the City of Portales and MainStreet have worked to refurbish the theater and turn it into a multi-function center. The facility is now fully functional and being used for events.The new three building facility is available for rent and conducive to a variety of possible community and private functions.  Under the partnership of the Portales MainStreet Program and City of Portales, the Yam Theatre provides an integral activity center component to the downtown area.With rental availability ranging throughout the year, the mission is to build the Yam Theatre into the premiere location for community requests.  With the increase of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the downtown area, local businesses should receive both exposure and financial benefit from the activity.The Yam Theatre is a member of The League of Historic American Theaters representing one of the few and endangered Art Deco movie palaces of the 1930’s.Read more about the history, renovation efforts and amenities of the facility at the links on the left.We take bookings 6 months in advance. For booking information you can download the Yam Theatre CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT , call 575-607-9261 or email Jan Elliott, Executive Director, at jelliott@portalesmainstreet.com.

FLOOR PLAN

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RENTAL CONTRACT

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RENTAL POLICY

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Yam Theatre Amenities

FULL HISTORYRENOVATION EFFORTS AMENITIES CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT FLOOR PLAN 575-607-9261 For rental information The facility includes:Meeting room Office Storage room Lobby Stage with lighting Sound equipment Ticket booth Dressing rooms Bathrooms Concession area Patio Back Facing Projector Drop Down Projection Screen Public Address (PA) System Surround Sound Wireless Mics Projection booth Large multi-use space in the …

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Yam Theatre History

FULL HISTORY RENOVATION EFFORTS AMENITIES RENTAL CONTRACT RENTAL POLICY FLOOR PLAN 575.356.8541 For rental information The Economic growth of the 1920’s in American brought with it a building boom of “movie palaces” across the nation. Theater attendance was the leading entertainment venue in America. The “Portola Theater”, originally named, opened in August 1926 at 219 …

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Yam Theatre Renovation

FULL HISTORY  RENOVATION EFFORTS AMENITIES CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT RENTAL POLICY FLOOR PLAN 575-607-9261 For rental information “The Yam” Theater has been a treasure in the Portales community for decades. In the 1990’s, the Portales MainStreet Program led the renewed effort to work toward renovating the theater and reopening it.In 2002, through a generous private donation from …

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