Best Movie Theater in Vegas

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  1. Chris James

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    Heys guys, going to Vegas for the first time! But I'll be there for 4 days, and figured we'd catch a movie or two to keep from spending all my money. Anyone know of a really good theater out there (sound, niceness, etc)? Thanks for any help!
     
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    you still will find a slot machine in the lobby!
    A couple of other ideas:
    I went to a minor league hpckey game there and had a good time, they have a minor league baseball team there.
    Hoover Dam is pretty cool
    also the UFO highway is there, we rented a convertable and drove to the Lil Alien Inn for the hell of it
    Fun and different
    Have fun and I hope you win some
    Grant
     
  3. Bob Movies

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    I'll admit right away that I don't know anything about the movie theatres in Vegas.

    But I'm here for another reason - you must see the Blue Man Group, at the Luxor Hotel. It's the one shaped like a pyramid.

    The Blue Man Group is the most incredible show I've ever seen in my life. I've never seen anything that can touch it in terms of creativity and general amazement.

    Please see it if you're in Vegas! It was the highlight of my trip.

    Bob
     
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    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    My wife and I were in Vegas about 6-7 weeks ago. We caught "Matrix Reloaded" at a theater right on (or just off?) Las Vegas BLVD (the strip).

    I don't remember the name of the theater - but it was pretty much a dive [​IMG]

    My gripes: No stadium seating and the screen was bent outwards in one corner.

    But it was AIR CONDITIONED, and that's all that mattered on that day, as it was 107F if I remember correctly.

    Should have went to the Palms to the theater there.
     
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  7. Chris James

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    Thanks guys! I think we'll catch the Blue Man Group. I hear nothing but good things about the shows. We are getting there this Thursday, so I'll be sure and catch Reloaded on IMAX. That sound be great! Thank you guys for the replies! Vegas here I come!
     
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    Matthew
    Too bad about the hockey team, come to think of it, they were in the IHL and the league went belly up. Thanks for setting me straight.
    Just curious, In San Francisco there are tons of walking tours, some connected to the movies shot here.
    Is there a "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Tour" following the steps of Hunter S Thompson ????
    I'd do that in a second.... I guess they would leave out the Ether part...
    Grant
     
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    If you are staying on the strip, head down Tropicana Road WEST, and go to the theaters at the Orleans hotel. They have large screens with stadium seating and great sound equipment. (I think they have some smaller theaters as well, for longer running shows)

    Those are the nicest theaters that are closest to the strip. You will probably need to take a taxi if you haven't rented a car.

    Most movie theaters in Vegas are in hotel/casinos. The ones at Texas Station are also nice but not near the strip (Rancho & Lake Mead). They have something like 4 or 5 theaters with stadium seating.
     
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    Matthew: Yep, that was the one. It did suck [​IMG] But it was Air Conditioned [​IMG]
     
  11. Matt Gordon

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    IMHO: Skip the movies.

    There are so many cheap or free things to do and see in Vegas, I'd just save the movies for home. You could spend 4 days there and not see everything.

    If you're out of ideas to fill up your time, but Frommers Las Vegas 200? for the price of a movie ticket or two and read it on the way. If the "Vegas attractions" don't excite you, there's always the excellent people-watching.


    Matt
     

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