Huntridge Performing Arts Theatre
1208 E. Charleston Boulevard,
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The Huntridge Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Nevada Theatre Corporation
Architects: Simeon Charles Lee
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Huntridge Theatre
News About This Theater
- Jul 5, 2013 — "Save The Historic Huntridge Theater!" - 11 Days Left
- Dec 24, 2009 — Remembering Cinerama (Part 45: Las Vegas)
- Mar 7, 2008 — Historic Vegas theatre in danger
Opened on October 10, 1944 and designed by architect by S. Charles Lee, the Huntridge Theatre was a popular movie theatre for over forty years. After closing in 1977 it was twinned with a dividing wall built down the center of the auditorium. It re-opened in 1980, but closed only months later. Re-opened in 1983, it closed as a movie theatre in 1989.
The Huntridge reopened in 1993 as a concert hall and performing arts venue off of the Las Vegas Strip. The auditorium was restored to a single space, but all seating was removed.
The theatre was closed on December 31, 2001 and was taken over by an adjoining retail store to be used as storage.
The theatre has been rebuilt and at least externally restored, and it reopened as a concert venue for mostly alternative/metal acts in 2002, but closed in July 2004 for ‘remodeling’.
The Huntridge Theatre was placed on the State Register of Historic Places and had a covenant placed on it, that it cannot be destroyed until 2017.
In March 2021 it was purchased by a new owner with plans to restore and reopen the Huntridge Theatre as a concert/performing arts venue.
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i went here only a few times as a kid going to punk rock shows. was such a neat place once a upon time and is such an eyesore now when i do pass it. makes me kind of sad actually.
unfortunately, it’s probably been stripped of all it’s copper.
It is so sad this once grand Huntridge Theatre just sits closed and empty all these years in the LV heat and dust. The gambling/hotel resort gang needs to buy It fix It up as a big tourist place and show the movies Viva Las Vegas plus Oceans 11 and all the other movies shot in Las Vegas 24/7. Show on a giant screen with slot machines mixed with seats with a blue light glow. Bring in a Elvis impersonator on the weekends. The place will come alive again with tourists looking to do something nostalgia and different.
Some great ideas Terry Wade!:)
Status should be changed back to Closed.
Owner facing litigation again.
Grand opening ad posted.
Reopened as a twin cinema on January 1981 after it closed in 1977.
UA closed it in 1989.
Here’s a new 4-page 50th anniversary FIDDLER ON THE ROOF retrospective featuring a roadshow playdate chronology and historian Q&A. The Huntridge’s run is mentioned in the piece.
Las Vegas native and real estate developer J Dapper, purchased the Huntridge Theater in March of 2021. According to the developer’s website, the company aims to bring concerts, performing arts, dining and creative spaces to this historic venue.
More info here: www.thehuntridge.com/about