Anyone know the Krave owner, Kelly Murphy?
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?
That's a cool idea. Any vague idea about approximate start up costs?
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?
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.
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.
On Las Vegas Boulevard and Clark.
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?
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.
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.