Las Vegas Dollar Cinemas

410 Fremont Street,
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: Gale Santocono

Previous Names: Cinema 1-2-3

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Cinema 1-2-3 opened in early June of 1972. On December 21, 1988 it was taken over by Blair Cinemas and renamed Las Vegas Dollar Cinemas. In 1988 Blair Cinemas were taken over by United Artist and they closed the Las Vegas Dollar Cinemas in 1989. It was converted into retail use.

Demolished in around 2001, the Neonopolis 14 cinemas/shops & restaurants complex has been built on the site.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2008 at 11:20 pm

The address was 410 Fremont Street. Cinema 1-2-3 opened in early June, 1972, according to an item in Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of July 10 that year. It was the fourth theater opened by NTC, the Nevada Theatre Corporation. The 900 seat house was designed by San Francisco architect Gale Santocono. A one-man projection booth served all three screens, with semi-automated Cinemeccanica projectors using 13,000 foot reels.

phantomhillbilly on September 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm

So awesome seeing that photo. I remember this theater fondly. Wish I could read through the glare to see what posters are behind the glass… Possibly “Q” would be one of them at that time. I saw “The End” there in 1978 and then later a double feature of the Japanese “Star Wars” rip-off/homage “Message From Space” with “The Groove Tube”… Oh yeah and they played the re-release of “Star Wars” itself there in 1979. I also saw “Battlestar Galactica” and “Buck Rogers” there…one being a show that had just run on television that they were presenting as a movie and the other starting as a movie but then became a T.V. show a few months later. Odd. In the early 80’s it became a Grindhouse. At the time I didn’t know the term ‘grindhouse’ but I was fascinated by the fact that every weekend I could choose between a martial arts double feature, a horror double feature or a sexploitation double bill!

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 2:13 am

I was a baby, but I recall a faint, faint, faint memory of my gramps taking me to a movie in this theater.

rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 10:22 am

This opened on June 2nd, 1972 with “Fuzz” in No. 2 and “Fritz the Cat” in 1 & 3. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm

This became the Las Vegas Dollar Cinemas on December 21st, 1988 as Phoenix-based Blair theatres took it over. Became part of United Artists theatres in 1988 as UA took over Blair. Closed in 1989.

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