CES+ Renovates & Updates Historic New Mexico Totah Theater

CES+ has renovated and updated the historic Totah Theater in Farmington, N.M. with the latest in A/V equipment and services

CES+ Installed Modern State-of-the-Art AV Systems in the Newly Renovated Farmington Theatre

Farmington, New Mexico ( September 14, 2022 ) -

CES+, an audio/visual integration leader in cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions, is proud to announce it has renovated and updated the historic Totah Theater in Farmington, N.M. with the latest in A/V equipment and services.

“This is not an everyday theatre as it plays a vital role to the community and its history,” said Alex Younger, CES+ CEO. “We are proud to be a part of its renovation, installing state-of-the-art AV systems while having our technicians on-site to ensure all of the vital components are installed and managed properly from the start.”

CES+ has installed a laser projection Barco Series 4, DOLBY IMS-3000 server with a CP950 sound processor and a 16-channel DMA16302 amplifier, JBL 7.1 passive audio system including speakers, surrounds and subwoofers, and a 28ft. x 15.2ft. retractable screen from Severtson Screens. The auditorium is also fully equipped with Dolby hearing impaired devices. CES+ is also providing equipment and installation services.

We are excited to partner with CES+ for this installation as the Totah Theatre is an historic and unique venue," said Aaron White, Home Theater & Pro AV sales lead at Severtson Corp.  "Our Giant Electric projection screen is the ideal choice to Totah's auditorium since it can be lowered and retracted at the push of a button, opening up the stage space for other performances and opportunities when not in use.

Opened in 1949 and used as a movie theatre until 1982, the Totah Theater thereafter was used as a performance theater. In 2006, the Totah Theater was converted into a multi-use performance hall. In 2020, San Juan County acquired, and in partnership with the City of Farmington renovated the facility to create a “Center of Film” for the region. Upon project completion, the facility will be used for film screenings and live entertainment events and will serve as the base of operations for Totah Studios, a joint venture between the San Juan County and the City of Farmington, who took control of the building last year. As deemed of historical significance to the city, the structure is also being preserved, even as the A/V technologies are being updated.

“The Totah Theater holds many fond memories for the community of nights at the movies with family and is a wonderful centerpiece to the newly revitalized downtown district, ‘The Heart of Farmington’,” said Warren Unsicker, Director of Economic Development for the City of Farmington.

About CES+
Recognized as the Boxoffice Barometer 2021 Cinema Equipment Supplier of the Year, CES+ is an integrator of cinema equipment, software, and technology solutions. CES+ has been a family owned and operated business for more than 35 years, designing intelligent, tailor-made solutions for exhibitors.  Recent changes in the cinema industry have created more opportunities to demonstrate how impactful movies are when shared on the big screen. We work alongside exhibitors to evolve their technology and leverage the latest cinematic innovations to excite, entertain, and provide epic customer experiences.  CES+ works with exhibitors in the U.S. and LATAM markets on new builds, remodels and renovations, and equipment upgrades.  For more information, please visit www.ces.plus.