George R.R. Martin says his fans can rest easy. Buying Santa Fe’s downtown Jean Cocteau Cinema won’t interfere with his television screenwriting or with the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series.
“I’m a writer. I’m a novelist. I’m a screenwriter, a television producer and writer. I’m not a real-estate magnate or a theater owner, but I’ve always loved movies and I’ve always loved old theaters,” said Martin, author of the fantasy novels on which the hit HBO series Game of Thrones is based. At a news conference Tuesday, he formally announced his February purchase of the cinema building on Montezuma Avenue near the Santa Fe Railyard.