Albuquerque Balloon Museum unveils new 4-D theater


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a new attraction at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum. The Tim Anderson Theater will now screen short 2-D and 3-D videos.

A Larry Barker investigation earlier this year found the project goes all the way back to 2006.

Governor Richardson reached into a pot of public money and doled out a million dollars for a 4-D theater. But after buying all the equipment, officials realized it wouldn’t fit in the building.

Now in an effort to salvage the investment, they created a 3-D theater with some 4-D features.

“We could feel the seats vibrating, and could feel the wind in our face. It was interesting, the airplane flying, and the way it was maneuvering,” said Jerry Sumerlian, who visited the museum.

The theater will begin regular screenings at the end of the month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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