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Peter Hedlund

29 neighbors want a dine-in art house movie theater that sells good wines and craft beers and features a lounge area in Downtown, Las Vegas.

Tired of only being able to watch a tiny selection of mainstream flicks when going to the movies? So am I. And let's not even get started on the boring and overpriced popcorn menus.

Most cities with some self-respect have a great independent movie theater and Vegas needs one too. Pronto!

Let's drink some chilled IPAs together and watch a foreign documentary on gardening or the Herzog classic "Even Dwarves Started Small".

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Chris A

With Krave Massive opening in Neonopolis, and the announcement that they'll be including a theater space, maybe they'd be interested in jumping in on something like this?

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Posted Jul 31, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

That's a cool idea. Any vague idea about approximate start up costs?

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Posted Jul 30, 2012
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Thomas Knoll

Wondering if we could build a kickstarter-esque subscription page, that would allow people to signup for a 1-year membership to a space, and we wouldn't charge anyone until we crossed the threshold of a budget necessary to get this going?

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Posted Jul 27, 2012
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Graham Kahr

There was just a showing of Casablanca in Huntridge Circle Park last Saturday and there are two more planned this year. Those events could be used to gauge interest too.

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Posted Jul 27, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

What about a pop-up film series in the parking lot of the Huntridge? If you rented a spotlight onto the buildings iconic sign, it would probably look awesome. Might be a good way to connect with residents that would ultimately support a bricks-and-mortar theater somewhere in the future.

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Posted Jul 27, 2012
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Peter Hedlund

Every time I pass this building ow.ly/i/NL0p my head fills with ideas. I don't know if it's big enough for a theater though. Anyone knows who owns it or anything about it's history?

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Posted Jul 26, 2012
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Graham Kahr

While the restoration of the Huntridge is ongoing, focusing attention on other spaces is not a bad idea. We could probably create a stable community theater for all sorts of uses at a fraction of the cost to save the Huntridge. Theater 7 does a really fantastic job with their movie screenings and Onyx Theater (commercial center) does some cool black box theater projects. The 7-11 building on the corner of LVB and Fremont will be used for some mini-TEDs too.

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Posted Jul 26, 2012
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Roger Erik Tinch

Another approach would be to follow the The Cinefamily model out in LA: www.cinefamily.org. A single screen theater (100 seats) that runs off of a yearly membership. The advantage in going this route instead of the Drafthouse route is that it can truly be an art house theater as the programming is tailored for only one screen.

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Posted Jul 3, 2012
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