Originally Posted by Chowhound
I just saw the Tommy Lee movie "In the Valley of Elah". It was filmed in and around Albuquerque area. I noticed a scene where Tommy Lee is driving down Central ave and you can see the Frontier resturant in a pass by shot. There was also a lot of scenes in a hotel called the Imperial Inn. There was also a diner type place that I didn't recognize. If anybody saw the movie what was the diner that he was in. I only noticed because in So Cal they film tons of movies and it gets to be a habit to notice land marks.
That's just one of several recent movies that have been shot in Albuquerque & New Mexico. also a few television series have been shot in Albuquerque. With the new Movie studio that was built recently, several new movies are in production....like T4 and a movie called The Game, which transformed Downtown Albuquerque into a futuristic city.