Tropicana Cinemas

3330 E. Tropicana Avenue,
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Trolleyguy on July 12, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Function should be: Movies (second-run)

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Kevin Jackson on August 13, 2013 at 12:16 am

I was one of the assistant managers at this theater back in 1988 / 89. Remember when the movie “Colors” came out, all the thugs came to see that movie, wild crowd but no fights, gangs were really the new thing back then.
It was a fairly nice theater back in those days, with first run movies playing, not a discount theater. I was working the day the plant blew up in Henderson (believe it was producing rocket fuel). The explosion didn’t break the door class but it blew the doors open, that was an experience.

frankasu03 on November 15, 2012 at 1:07 am

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.

mallorystephens on September 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

when i was younger i’d go here an actually see movies that weren’t discounted. now they have $1 movies.

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

While I did visit this theater location in the 80s and 90s, I don’t recall what I may have seen.

I do know I saw Scary Movie at this theater, then drove to the Walmart up the street and bought it. I also saw Marmaduke and one other film. And you can find me, every first Saturday of the month, doing the Rocky Horror thing! Let’s do the Time Warp again!

mistergecko on December 3, 2009 at 6:10 am

Most of our theatres are in casinos now, but there are still quite a few that are not. UA Rainbow Promenade, UA Showcase, Regal Colonnade, Regal Village Square and Rave Town Square are all standalone theatres.

You are probably correct about Tropicana Cinemas being the oldest theatre left in Vegas, aside from the drive-in of course.

phantomhillbilly on September 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm

This theater originally opened in 1985 as the Paradise 6 (presumably because of its proximity to Paradise Park) and was a first run cinema. I remember seeing odd movies such as “The Ninth Configuration” and “Dr. Caligari” there as well as awesome events like the 1988 restored “Lawrence of Arabia”. Also, I saw “Aliens”, “RoboCop” and “Prince of Darkness” there among many, many others. Later it became a second run. As recently as 2007 I saw “Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny”. It is, as far as I know, the ONLY movie theater left in Vegas not connected to a casino (excepting the Drive-In) and the last theater left (again with the exception of the drive-in) from before the 90’s.

jesseeu on February 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I saw Yes Man there last weekend. It’s open, but seems to be under renovation. From what I saw, it’s going to be greatly improved. New seats and the place was actually clean. Also, the movie wasn’t in horrible shape like before. There was only one girl working though. She ran both the ticket and refeshment booths. Heck, she might have even been the one that started the movie. The food was priced about the same as a regular theater. But they have to make money somehow and I’d rather the food be expensive than the tickets. Overall a good experience. I really hope they survive.

CTCrouch on December 13, 2008 at 9:53 am

Regency has a history of “soft openings”. I’m sure there will be proper signage, advertising, etc. shortly. In Southern California, the chain is well known for succeeding with theatres that others have given up on.

ctwlvn on December 4, 2008 at 10:57 pm

The Tropicana Cinemas in Las Vegas have reopened as of November 28, 2008. They said they have done no local advertising and have no sign on the building. Movie information is available by calling 702-438-3456 or at their website They are still a discount movie house with a $3.00 admission. They now seem to be a part of a small chain of theaters out of California.

Rickjr34 on March 23, 2007 at 3:47 pm

The theatre has apparently,once again,closed down.

There are no showtimes posted on the website.

kencmcintyre on February 16, 2007 at 12:49 am

Movies, bah. No time for that when I am in Vegas.