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When many of the bigger Vegas Theatres were loaded with Summer Blockbusters, My family and I saw a few oddball flicks here, including “UHF” and “Bingo” (from 1991). Glad to see it’s still open. There was this amazing promotion back in February of 1995. The first interactive movie, “Mr. Payback,” had a brief run here. Won the tickets on KLUC 98.5, and the theater was fitted with a built-in remote that let you vote on various outcomes while watching the 30 minute (or maybe 45 minute) film. It was a disaster, to say the least. But, I did have fun picking Robert Englund to appear on screen, instead of the “Riddler” from TV’s “Batman.” Time Warp, indeed.
Great Review Journal piece above. Most of my experiences with “Torrey Pines” was during its' “2nd Run” heydey. Last “1st run film I saw there was "Gremlins 2.” Not a huge arcade, but they had “Street Fighter 2,” so there was always a crowd. Great variety of movies here: “A League of their Own,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Stargate,” and (ugh) “Jury Duty.” Cheap snacks, if I recall correctly.
I have such a “soft spot” for the Mountain View 3. I saw 2 great sports flicks there with my Dad and Granfather. “White Men Can’t jump,” and “Rudy.” But, my most vivid memory there is going to see “An American Tail,” shortly after getting picked up from Kindergarten, complete with a “Fievel” stuffed toy. I seem to have more memories of the neighborhood, in general, which is now an extension of “Chinatown” that extends all the way west down Spring Mountain. Ooh, and Baskin Robbins across the street. Classic!
Wonderful set of twin theatres at the Gold Coast. I remember them being just massive in size. Great snack bar with very “cheap eats.” Popcorn and candy was very inexpensive, compared to other Vegas cinemas. A real potpourri of films seen here: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Tombstone,”, “Color of Night,” and for my 10th Birthday party “Problem Child 2.” Classics, no?
Great arcade, just to the right, upon entering. Recall the theatres being very spacious, with 3 separate sections divided by the aisles. Also remember huge crowds when viewing movies like “Die Hard,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and “Batman Returns.” My dad told me a funny story about breaking up a fight between 2 teenagers in the mens' room. Hilarious!
Very true about “Kool Kollectables.” The owners treated everyone like criminals, and as a comic collector, never was comfortable shopping there. I recall a sports apparell store (complete with baseball cards) and a martial arts retailer sharing space with RedRock Theatres. Longest line ever? “Batman” in the Summer of 1989. First movie: Star Trek IV or “Follow that Bird” Last: “Nothing to Lose” in 1997. Very lame finish.
Thanks so very much for the photo post, Kevin. I haven’t seen the interior since way back in the Summer of 1997. Truly, a magical place “Redrock” was. My family first experienced the wonderful “Turn of the Century” decor in the mid to late ‘80s. I’ll look for photos, but I’m sure I’ll never find a great shot of the inside like this one. Thanks again.
Thought those who remember the Original “Red Rock” Theatres would like this story from 1989: