Huntridge Performing Arts Theatre

1208 E. Charleston Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89104

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Las Vegas - Huntridge Theater

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 theater was closed on December 31, 2001 and was taken over by an adjoining retail store to be used as storage.

The theater 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 has a covenant placed on it, that it cannot be destroyed until 2017.

Contributed by 'ladyscorpio', Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 32 comments)

Avagara on August 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

I added a recent photo. Obviously the building has shown no improvement.

JackCoursey on February 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

A fading beauty. Time and neglect is taking its toll on this icon in that currently resembles something used and discarded.. The Huntington resides in an area of the city way off the beaten path and far from the siren songs of the endless highway of slot machines. Photos from 2011: 1,

dzumar on February 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

My Father, Harry Zumar, was the General Manager of the Nevada Theatre Corporation which ran the: Huntridge, Fremont, and Guild Theatres in the 1960s and 1970s. He passed away January 12 of this year at the age of 97.

It breaks my heart to see the current condition of this building which holds so many great memories for me —including my Father’s going away party when he left the organization to move to California in 1973.

JackCoursey on January 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

A plan to expand to use the existing lobby space as a pawn shop was nixed by the Las Vegas planning commission on January 10, 2012.

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 1:58 am

I wish I could purchase the building and restore it to a movie palace that shows all-night grindhousing of the worst movies I can offer (Rocky Horror, Shock Treatment, Troll 2, Hackers, etc.)

I saw Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom here. I remember the building used to have Superman and other movie characters zooming up the sign.

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 2:00 am

When it was a concert venue, I spent many Saturday nights doing the Dazed and Confused thing, and somehow, always ended up at Cafe Copioh and later at home with a chick.

Wow. I’m old.

mallorystephens on September 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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.

mallorystephens on September 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

unfortunately, it’s probably been stripped of all it’s copper.

terrywade on March 30, 2017 at 8:49 am

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.

dzumar on March 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Some great ideas Terry Wade!:)

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