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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A panel discussion announced to discuss the Historic Huntridge Theater

One of the last great buildings left to be saved in Southern Nevada is undoubtedly the grand dame of Las Vegas' nascent gilded age, she is none other than the Huntridge Theater. Built in the middle of World War II, during a time of strict rationing of materials, she stood proudly as the gateway to one of Las Vegas' first planned neighborhoods.

Opening in 1944 the theater would be one of many firsts. She would stand as the tallest building in Las Vegas for a moment in time. She would be the first theater to be racially integrated; a novelty in Las Vegas at the time. Especially since African Americans could only enter casinos through the back door if ever. She would be the largest theater in Southern Nevada with a capacity of 900 people. Unprecedented in a city with barely 9000 residents!

Though the theater today stands in pale comparison to its storied past a group of dynamic local individuals have stepped up to the plate to come in and attempt to save the vulnerable theater from destruction. With some financing lined up and an Indigogo campaign there is hope that the theater could have one more chance to shine again.

On Thursday, June 20 there will be a panel and forum to discuss the history of the Huntridge Theater and its future plans.

The discussion will take place at -
The Mesquite Club 
702 E St Louis Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

Doors open at 5:30 discussion begins promptly at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. 

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