Flick Theatre

719 E. Fremont Street,
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Flick Theatre

Located near downtown Las Vegas. Opened in November 1969 screening independent movies. From 1970 the Flick Theatre ran pornographic fare. It was twinned in early-1976. By August of 1980, when I visited the theatre, the twin was running a double feature of "Deep Throat" & "Devil in Miss Jones" on one screen and "Debbie Does Dallas" & "Behind the Green Door" on the other.

I have no other history on the Flick Theatre. A search of its address (which I gleaned from the CinemaTour site) showed City Center Laundromat occupying the building in the mid-2000’s. It became a 99cent store. When viewed in January 2009, the building was standing empty and unused. It had been demolished by June 2017.

Contributed by Ed Solero, Ken Roe

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 6, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Memories being hazy as they are for me, I can’t 100% trust that I’ve pegged this theatre accurately as having been a twin. The thought has creeped into my mind that perhaps the two sets of XXX twin-bills that I recalled seeing way back in the summer of 1980 were shown on an alternating basis at the Flick on a single screen? The only reason I suggest this is that I do have a recollection of sitting in the theatre just about dead center of the room and remembering the auditorium as reasonably big. I dunno. Seems more likely it was a twin. Just posting to see if any Vegas locals might join in and confirm any information about the Flick’s history.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

Here is a photograph I took of the Flick Theatre building in January 2009:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/3215182881/

phantomhillbilly
phantomhillbilly on September 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Yep! I remember this place. It did have a big auditorium. I went there with my girlfriend in 1987 and saw a double bill of some movie I don’t remember that we walked in the middle of and “Hot Pursuit”. The second had an elaborate plot with a private eye trying to chase down a porn movie made by a now superstar status pop singer who’s terrified that if the movie surfaces it’ll ruin her career. I definitely remember it being on 35mm and everything as it was a huge screen. Popcorn was available in the snack bark (Yccch!) and yes… during the movie, my girlfriend and I had to relocate once ‘cos some guy parked in the row behind us started hooking his horse.

The battle between the awesomeness of seeing regular movies in the theater and the convenience of renting them on NetFlix or downloading at home rages on but I think it’s safe to say catching an X-rated movie on the big screen is pretty obsolete. Except that… believe it or not in my new home town of Portland, OR there are not one but TWO adult movie theaters. One of which has been in continuous operation since 1970!

coffee4binky
coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

Let’s revive it!

RandNoel
RandNoel on February 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Two theaters and a book store, Apartment up stairs, which later after the theater closed became and cheap flop rental for a time

bireno
bireno on February 16, 2018 at 12:45 am

The last few years it was open the left side showed xxx films and the right side allowed people to take in sleeping bags, blankets,… to sleep anywhere-in seats, in the aisles, on the floor behind the screen while non x-rated films were projected on the screen. Once everyday everyone had to leave so they could clean it. Same fee on both sides.

bireno
bireno on February 16, 2018 at 1:42 am

First time there or any porno theater was December 1977 on a two-night bus trip. I must have walked passed it 3 or 4 times before going inside.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 10:13 am

Opened with “An evening with the Underground” with offbeat films. Adult programming started in 1970. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Two screens early in 1976. Opened November 1969.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 7, 2020 at 2:57 pm

“Deep Throat” promotional ambulance, August 1980 photo added courtesy Gerard Legrand.

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