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Historic KiMo Theatre Chosen to Screen El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Sequel reunites Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, and Albuquerque

The 92-year-old KiMo Theatre has hosted several successful events tied to AMC's hit shows "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul." The shows' creator and director, Vince Gilligan, personally chose the KiMo Theatre to be one of few places to screen "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie." The Netflix orignal, written and directed by Gilligan, will screen at the theater October 11-14 with showtimes at 7 and 10 p.m.

"When we first knew that El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was going to be in actual movie  theaters, we thought to ourselves 'well where's it going to play in Albuquerque?'" Gilligan said. "Everybody's first thought was the KiMo. How could you not have it play at the KiMo? The world famous historic KiMo Theatre. It was a no brainer."

A private screening, also the very first screening anywhere, of El Camino for Gilligan and the movie's New Mexico film crew took place at the KiMo Theatre September 29. In an interview minutes after the screening, Gilligan explained that  El Camino was designed from the ground up to be seen in movie theaters. Ticket's for El Camino's public screenings can be purchased for $15 at www.kimotickets.com

During the interview, Gilligan also noted that it was New Mexico's financial incentives for filmmakers that brought his series "Breaking Bad" to Albuquerque. The show was originally set in California. While he explains that the financial incentives were wonderful, ultimately the best part of Albuquerque was Albuquerque.

"It became a character in Breaking Bad," Gilligan said. "It continues to be integral to the movie El Camino."

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer, Vince Gilligan, and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.  

"You'll see a whole lot of Albuquerque," Gilligan said of El Camino.    

A portion of Gilligan's interview can be seen on Albuquerque GOV TV's YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/35fuvJa