Fremont Theatre

202 Fremont Street,
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Photo and copy courtesy of Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984 Facebook page.

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The Fremont Theatre was attached to the famous casino/hotel of the same name. It opened in 1947, and was owned by Earle C. Strebe, and operated by George Ingram. The auditorium had a raised stadium section at the rear.

It, too, has been closed and demolished.

Contributed by Scott Zimmerman

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Stinkinbadgez on November 23, 2006 at 7:49 pm

I too remember the theatre well. Saw every scary movie they showed. The Spider. House on Haunted Hill, but none topped the Tingler. They put some cheesy vibrator under your seat and when the Tingler showed the buzzed the crap out of you. Would love to see a picture of the movie house again.
Good to see the Huntridge is still standing.

Lannesman on April 8, 2008 at 9:37 am

Wow. Great photo of such an obscure place. The balcony had been sealed up, I think, by the time I frequented this theatre (1978-1982), but I remember the curved walls with the exit doors down front well.

kencmcintyre on November 28, 2008 at 3:19 pm

The Fremont marquee is on the right in this 1961 photo from Life magazine:

kencmcintyre on April 17, 2009 at 6:49 pm

You can also see the marquee down the way in this 1973 photo

DennisBenjamin on January 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm

There is an ironic story behind this theatre location for me. I was the opening General Manager of the Neonopolis 14 Theatre that is/was located less than a block from where the Old Fremont Theatre stood. My grandmother’s first cousin is/was Jane Russell (my grandmother passed away last year). I have a print at home of “The Las Vegas Story” in storage. Turns out Ms. Russell was at that 1952 premiere.

When I learned all the above info, I just thought it was a great example of how small the world actually is and how everything is somehow related.

dzumar on February 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

My Father, Harry Zumar was the General Manager of the Nevada Theater Corporation which ran the: Fremont, Huntridge, and Guild Theaters. He passed away January 12th of this year at the age of 97.

The Fremont Theater held the world premiere of the original Ocean’s Eleven with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford present.

Trolleyguy on March 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

There is a brief glimpse of the marquee in the 1977 film “The Gauntlet.” Clint Eastwood is in an ambulance escorting a prisoner to the airport as it passes the Fremont.

DavidZornig on June 3, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Added photo and copy courtesy of Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984 Facebook page.

candybar on July 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

In 1952, I was going to school at LVHS and working part time at this theater, I really loved my job. I think the manager at that time was a Mr. Ealy. I’ll never forget New Years Day the movie showing was Breaking The Sound Barrier with Natalie Wood and Karl Mauldin. After work we would go next door and have the best French fries in town. Down the street there was an Orange Julius stand that we went to also. My grandfather was a bookkeeper for Las Vegas Distributing. Those movies were the best ever made

jamestv on July 29, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Breaking The Sound Barrier was a British film from around 1952—-Natalie Wood and Karl Mauldin were in Bombers B-52 in 1957.

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