Gold Coast Twin Theatres

4000 W. Flamingo Road,
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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Located in the Gold Coast Casino. The Gold Coast Twin Theatres was opened on December 21, 1986. Seating was provided for 211 & 205. It was closed on April 9, 2000.

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richiegecko
richiegecko on January 2, 2008 at 10:43 pm

It also showed a lot of independent and lesser-known films that other theatres wouldn’t show. I was very disappointed when this theatre closed.

thedlr
thedlr on December 4, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I saw Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai at the Gold Coast Twin in 1999. It was the only cinema in town that was playing the movie. The usher took our tickets and said, “Second theater on your right.” I still laugh at that unnecessarily descriptive set of directions. There were no doors on the left and with two screens, how hard can it be?

SethLewis
SethLewis on December 4, 2008 at 2:32 pm

These theaters weren’t glam…but when I lived in Vegas in 96/97 The strip was underscreened i.e the UA Showcase was just opening, the Orleans and Palm screens hadnt opened and as previous correspondents remind us…these showed independent pictures that no one else picked up…It was odd stepping out of When We Were Kings and Slingblade onto a tired casino floor but was grateful to have them there

Am surprised that with Vegas' growth, Landmark hasn’t gone into to Henderson to deliver some indy films

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 4, 2008 at 3:03 pm

In regards to the usher giving directions, I used to run a single screen that had two sets of doors. People would ask all the time which auditorium it was in. And at the twin I ran for awhile they would ask and I would respond “Try one, if it’s not there it’s the other one.” Then politely smile and tell them which auditorium.

I would love to see some better pictures of the Gold Coast though. All I’ve ever seen is a picture of the casino sign pointing the way to the theatre.

cupboardoflove
cupboardoflove on March 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

I remember coming here a few times when I was a pre-teen with either of my parents. As others have mentioned, this was the only real independent theater of its kind. The theaters were of same/lesser quality as other Century Theatres at the time like the Cinedome 12 and the Redrock 11.

Despite seeing the 1994 Rob Reiner cinematic classic North at this location, I actually saw some great films here such as Hamlet (the Kenneth Branagh version), Mallrats and Chasing Amy easily come to mind.

Towards the end of its run, they actually did double features for the same cost as a regular ticket.

coffee4binky
coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 5:01 am

1998 – The Butcher Boy. Theater was crowded.

Always wanted to see a movie at this theater. So I did. Never returned, because it’s just hard for me to get to. Shame it’s closed.

frankasu03
frankasu03 on November 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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?

MaxCiné17
MaxCiné17 on July 8, 2018 at 8:21 am

Saw CRYING GAME , MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO , among others while going to UNLV Film School Aug ‘92 – Dec '97 — Just found out my former boss from Fremont Hotel & Casino is working there. Trucker in oilfields of NW Louisiana now…Those were the days! CHEERS Y'ALL and would loved to have seen Jim Jarmusch’s GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI there!

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 24, 2019 at 8:32 am

The Gold Coast Twin launched December 21, 1986. It had two THX-certified auditoriums seating 211 and 205 patrons showing first-run titles. It set a standard followed by many off-Strip hotels which would feature larger multiplexes in the future.

For those in the know, a free shuttle operated taking tourists from the strip to the Gold Coast Casino and cinema. That perk went out of favor when UA opened its Showcase 8 on the Strip. The theatre tried discount operation and, finally, art house fare closing on April 9, 2000. Patrons were given pretty much anything they wanted as the theatre began the boxing up process during the final showings.

SethLewis
SethLewis on February 24, 2019 at 11:57 am

A real gift of some art house movies when I lived in LV

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