The Huntridge
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The historic "Huntridge Performing Arts Theater" on Charleston Boulevard is a Las Vegas institution: it opened in 1944, and was the first non-segregated theatre in Las Vegas. The Huntridge quickly emerged as a prime venue for theatre and concerts. However, the once-popular entertainment venue has been closed and in disrepair for some time, with multiple revival plans that have come and gone over the years. After its first closure in 1977, a series of reopenings and closures began: the building has a history of different entertainment concepts and failed management. After closing in 1977, it reopened in 1980 but closed only months later. Reopened in 1983, it was transformed into a movie theatre, only to close again in 1989. The Huntridge reopened in 1993 as a rock concert hall, and the auditorium was restored to a single space, with all seating removed. For a short time, it emerged as a top concert venue during the 1990s. However, the theatre closed again in 2001. The building has externally been restored and reopened as a concert venue for mostly heavy metal bands in 2002 but closed again in 2004: sixty years after it first opened. In 1993, the Huntridge Theatre was placed on the State Register of Historic Places and had a covenant placed on it, that it could not be destroyed until 2017. In 2019, it changed ownership, and more recently, there is talk again about an upcoming renovation, raising hopes again that the run-down historic structure and venue will be renovated. As a landmark icon, it has numerous community memories attached.
In this project from 2020, the "Huntridge Performing Arts Theater" actual images are captured in digital and film formats.