Huntridge Performing Arts Theatre
1208 E. Charleston Boulevard,
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The Huntridge Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Nevada Theatre Corporation
Architects: Simeon Charles Lee
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Huntridge Theatre
News About This Theater
- Jul 5, 2013 — "Save The Historic Huntridge Theater!" - 11 Days Left
- Dec 24, 2009 — Remembering Cinerama (Part 45: Las Vegas)
- Mar 7, 2008 — Historic Vegas theatre in danger
Opened on October 10, 1944 and designed by architect by S. Charles Lee, the Huntridge Theatre was a popular movie theatre for over forty years. After closing in 1977 it was twinned with a dividing wall built down the center of the auditorium. It re-opened in 1980, but closed only months later. Re-opened in 1983, it closed as a movie theatre in 1989.
The Huntridge reopened in 1993 as a concert hall and performing arts venue off of the Las Vegas Strip. The auditorium was restored to a single space, but all seating was removed.
The theatre was closed on December 31, 2001 and was taken over by an adjoining retail store to be used as storage.
The theatre has been rebuilt and at least externally restored, and it reopened as a concert venue for mostly alternative/metal acts in 2002, but closed in July 2004 for ‘remodeling’.
The Huntridge Theatre was placed on the State Register of Historic Places and had a covenant placed on it, that it cannot be destroyed until 2017.
In March 2021 it was purchased by a new owner with plans to restore and reopen the Huntridge Theatre as a concert/performing arts venue.
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