AUTHOR'S DIGS George R.R. Martin announces plans for Jean Cocteau Cinema

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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:30 pm | Updated: 12:53 am, Thu Apr 25, 2013.

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.

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  • Montoya posted at 1:16 pm on Sun, Apr 28, 2013.

    Montoya Posts: 1

    This is great! I worked at the Jean Cocteau in high school (years ago). Saw the FOR SALE sign as well and was sad to see it. Excellent news that someone like the talented Mr. Martin is going to revive it!

  • kikimtz posted at 4:43 pm on Wed, Apr 24, 2013.

    kikimtz Posts: 15

    Mr. Martin,

    Thank you for planning to bring this theatre back to life and not tearing it down or changing it into something else!

    The only improvement I can suggest is to have reasonable prices for tickets, popcorn, drinks, etc. and not be outrageous price wise like the Regal theatres! I for one would go to many more movies if it didn't cost a small fortune!

  • David Gunter posted at 7:27 am on Wed, Apr 24, 2013.

    DavidGunter Posts: 30

    This is fantastic, Mr. Martin, but if I see you at your theatre instead of finishing the next book, I'm going to give you a big thumbs-down. ;-)


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