On Oct 12, 1930 the film "Billy the Kid" had its World Premiere at the Rio Grande Theatre.
This Saturday the film returns to our stage during the Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival.
Experience history right where it started at the historic Rio Grande Theatre.
Best remembered for killing Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett lived in Doña Ana County for 12 years, where he served as County Sheriff for 4 years, and was killed here on February 28, 1908. Explore the life, controversies, and legacy of Pat Garrett. The Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival is happening this Saturday on February 2nd.
The weekend's events kick off with a Gallery Opening on Friday, February 1st at the Rio Grande Theatre, and go onto Saturday with live presentations, live music, reenactments during the day, and a film in the evening. All day events are free of charge to the public, with the "Billy the Kid" film screening costing $5 at the 7:30 showtime. View the FULL schedule of events at the Rio Grande Theatre's page here.
Brought to you by the Dona Ana Historical Society and the Rio Grande Theatre.