Local non-profit looks to save Las Vegas landmark
Saving a Las Vegas landmark Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Huntridge Theater's marquee is dark now, but a local non-profit group feels it's future is bright.
Melissa Clary of the Huntridge Foundation says, "The theater is such a symbol of community, especially in the downtown. It's been there since 1943, 1944 was the construction of it, and I would hate to see that beautiful building go away."
Clary says the Huntridge Foundation wants to help the theater's private owners preserve the venue on Charleston & Maryland Parkway.
She says, "Rather than have the building sit there, vacant; we want to use it."
A fund-raising event held at Blackbird Studios on Commerce Street in the Arts District Friday night, featured pictures of the venue in it's heyday, and news articles detailing numerous efforts over the years to bring the Huntridge back.
Clary says this latest effort is about using the theater as a gathering spot and helping it play a key role in plans to revitalize the Fremont Street corridor. She says it makes sense to re-purpose the old, to create a community that's new.
She says, "There's this human appeal to this downtown environment where you can live, work and play, and I think people are buying into that."
Stay with Action News as we cover the people and plans that make Las Vegas a better place to live.