Huntridge Performing Arts Theatre

1208 E. Charleston Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89104

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dzumar
dzumar on March 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Some great ideas Terry Wade!:)

terrywade
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.

mallorystephens
mallorystephens on September 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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

mallorystephens
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.

coffee4binky
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.

coffee4binky
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.

JackCoursey
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.

dzumar
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
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,
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Avagara
Avagara on August 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm

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

mp775
mp775 on January 28, 2009 at 11:01 am

You can listen to a March 10, 2008 interview with preservationist Josh Geidel, owner Eli Mizrachi, and State Historic Preservation Officer Ron James at KNPR.org.

mp775
mp775 on January 28, 2009 at 11:00 am

The small concrete block wall to the right of the entrance has been demolished, and there is a Bobcat parked between the fence and the front doors.

chriswilliamdavis
chriswilliamdavis on October 7, 2008 at 6:38 am

If it is off topic, I am sorry. Even if you can’t vote in Nevada, I thought you like to see how I envision the Huntridge. I could have used any generic theatre in my video, but I chose the Huntridge because it is special. If after viewing the video you still believe my comments are off topic, I would request that the moderator remove them.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 6, 2008 at 11:39 pm

You’re assuming we all live in Nevada and can vote in your election.

chriswilliamdavis
chriswilliamdavis on October 6, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Hello,

My name is Chris Davis and I am running for district court judge in Nevada. I have made a short video for my campaign which features the Huntridge Theatre. I have a soft spot for the Huntridge because that’s where I saw Disney films when I was a child and concerts as an adult. I had to digitally reconstruct the Huntridge as I would like to see it. The videos purpose is to teach in JibJab style what we can do to prevent Nevada Courts from further becoming a national soap opera plagued by scandal after scandal. By injecting a little humor, I hope you will help me spread my message of change and hope.

Please join the fight against corruption at www.ChrisDavisForJudge.com and become one of the 6400 that I am recruiting to restore integrity to our courts! Attached is a screen shot of what you’ll find.

Chris Davis
Candidate for District Court Judge

P.S.

Please help get out the word by forwarding this email to your friends, family, and everyone else you know. You can also help by going to YouTube and rating my video.

mp775
mp775 on August 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Owner Eli Mizrachi now plans to convert the structure into retail and office space. More details and renderings of the plan, announced on August 13, are available at LeavingLV.net.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm

The theater is still standing, but doesn’t look good. Photos to follow.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 7, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Here is another preservation site with photos:
http://mfhuntridge.com/photo3.html

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 9, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Terrible news that the owner wants to raze the theater, What about this covenant that forestalls this until 2017?

Gaumont
Gaumont on December 10, 2007 at 3:23 am

Perspective sketch by its architect S. Charles Le:
View link

The Huntridge Theatre and its architecture from the Huntridge Performing Art Theatre website:
http://www.fivefoottwelve.com/HPATFiles/HARCH.html

VegasVic
VegasVic on September 4, 2007 at 6:34 pm

I think the first re-opening for the Huntridge was when it was split into 2 smaller theaters showing classic movies. My dad and I went there to see an old Zorro movie, and I’m pretty sure I saw a (not first-run) showing of The Empire Strikes Back. I’d guess this was somewhere between ‘83-'85.

FuturaGirl
FuturaGirl on August 5, 2007 at 2:00 am

For those interested in saving Mid Century Modern architectural treasures in Las Vegas, including the Huntridge Theater, please join our preservation group – the Atomic Age Alliance. http://www.atomicage.org

We aslo have a pretty active online message board dedicated to Modern preservation alerts.
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb

henderson
henderson on July 18, 2007 at 4:52 pm

This was the only Theater in town to go see a movie at in 1962-1965. It was “BIG” and roomy. I lived near North Eastern Ave and Bonanza Road and would walk to the Huntridge for a Saturday show. On the way I would stop by the slot car track, about a block east of the Huntridge, and watch the cars race around the track. I can still remember walking down the aisle, to my seat with popcorn in hand. My last movie there was, “Viva Las Vegas”. After the show we would go over to the A & W Rootbeer stand across the street for a rootbeer float. It couldn’t get any better.