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lasvegaslynn commented about Las Vegas Cinerama on Feb 23, 2007 at 9:50 pm

The Dome was on the east side of Paradise off of Viking. It was a great theater. I saw the anniversary roadshow version of Gone With the Wind there as well as The Three Musketeers, the Hindenburg and countless others.

In addition to the Dome and other theaters mentioned above there was the Huntridge Theater (endangered). The Fremont Theater downtown next to the Fremont Hotel. The Guild was originally the Palace Theater back in the 1940s and 1950s. The El Portal was also downtown. It was the first air conditioned theater and had a balcony. It’s only signage was a rooftop neon sign. It is now a Gift Shop.
As noted, the Airdome was the first theater in Las Vegas and dates back the late 1910s and early 1920s. There was also the Majestic which was located near today what is the eastern bullnose of the Golden Nugget. There was also a theater in the 1910s called the Isis also on Fremont Street near what today is the eastern end of the Pioneer Club.
Also, built in the early 1970s, the Red Rock Theaters which in its heyday boasted eleven theaters under one roof. It was torn down about a year and a half ago.
Also, in the 1960s there was the Fox Theater at the old Charleston Plaza Mall on East Charleston. I saw Sound of Music, countless Disney movies and the Poseidon Adventure and Towering Inferno as well as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The sign is in the neon boneyard.