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‘Breaking Bad’ movie to play in ABQ, Santa Fe theaters

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” will have a short theatrical run from Oct. 11-13 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” is coming to the big screen.

On Wednesday, Netflix said the “Breaking Bad” movie will have a short theatrical release across the United States beginning Oct. 11 – the same day the film is available to stream.

Albuquerque and Santa Fe are on the list. For southern New Mexicans, the closest city on the list is El Paso.

According to the movie’s official website, the film will screen at the KiMo Theatre and Icon Cinemas in Albuquerque and The Screen in Santa Fe.

KiMo Theatre officials said tickets for the screenings will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at kimotickets.com.

According to Netflix, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” will be in theaters for only one weekend – Oct. 11-13. The KiMo is planning six screenings.

The film centers on Jesse Pinkman, played by Emmy winner Aaron Paul, who after breaking free from captivity has to come to terms with his past to move forward.

In November, Netflix said the project would begin filming in New Mexico under the name “Greenbrier.”

Production took place in Albuquerque from November through February.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production employed about 300 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors and about 450 New Mexico background talent workers.

Series creator Vince Gilligan wrote and directed the film. Gilligan is behind both “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”

Over the course of the six years – and 62 episodes – filming in New Mexico, “Breaking Bad” became a cultural juggernaut. Though the first two seasons had an average of 1 million viewers, the final episode, on Sept. 29, 2013, was seen by 10.28 million viewers.

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