Hi-Way Theater

1144 Victorian Avenue,
Sparks, NV 89431

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The Hi-Way Theater on B Street (now called Victorian Avenue) in Sparks, was opened on April 2, 1943, with seating for 400. Today, the Treasury Club Casino is located at this address. Any additional information on the Hi-Way would be appreciated.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2005 at 10:13 pm

The Hi-Way is not listed in 1941 or 1943, so it must have opened in 1944/45. In 1950 F.D.Y. is has 400 seats.

Today B Street is known as Victorian Avenue.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 20, 2007 at 10:06 pm

This March 1947 article from the Nevada State Journal mentions the Hi-Way:

Slated to open Friday, March 14, is the new Sparks Theater which has been under construction for the past several months. Built to seat 773 spectators, it is one of the most modern in theater design in the state. The 164 loge seats occupy the last seven seat rows instead of being placed in a balcony. An exaggerated slope to the floor will offer better vision to the theater goers and the cement floor will reduce fire hazard. Coated with a special acoustical plaster which prevents sound reverberation, the auditorium part of the theater is barrel shaped and posseses 12 ultra-violet ray germicide lights. The new building is fire-proof and is equipped with an air conditioning system which constantly changes and filters the air.

The old Hiway Theater, under lease to the T. and D. Enterprises, may run on a part time basis, showing Spanish movies and others on the weekends, the management announced.

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