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Downtown Promises a New Luxury Movie Theater Concept

July 10, 2015 at 7:22 PM | by | ()

It seems like Sin City’s passion for movie-going is about to grow deeper. The multiplex concept is making a return engagement to the Downtown area with Eclipse Theaters. And while the multi-screen Galaxy Theaters at Neonopolis have been vacant since 2009 (despite promises from Neonopolis guru Rohit Joshi to reopen it someday), a new luxury cinema will be built not far away...from the ground up.

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For Affordable Fun This Summer, Don't Forget About The Dome

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S [map], 89109
May 14, 2015 at 11:24 AM | by | ()

When people ask us what to do in Vegas, we always have to remind them about The Adventuredome. Maybe it’s because you don’t get a $5 dollar off coupon for it every time you check into a hotel (cough, cough, High Roller). Or, maybe it’s because Circus Circus is all the way up in no man’s land. The bright pink structure catches the eye, but unless you’re staying at Circus Circus or are rocking in Rio, there’s not much of a reason to be in the area. The ‘Dome has been thrilling and chilling for more than twenty years, however, and there’s never been a better time to visit.

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Check-Out Folio: Papillon Flies Away With A Milestone, And More

April 17, 2015 at 9:41 PM | by | ()

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 13:

50 Years and Counting: What do you do to celebrate your 50th anniversary? Add a new Airbus H130T2 helicopter to your fleet. Papillon is celebrating its golden anniversary with a golden bird. It was blessed by the Hualapai Nation and christened earlier today. Papillon is the world's largest and longest-running helicopter touring company. Head to its website for a list of tours and pricing. Grand Canyon flights start around $359.

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What It Takes To Be A Venetian Gondolier

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
April 6, 2015 at 6:12 PM | by | ()

Chances are, you’ve probably seen the gondola rides at Venetian. If not, experienced one. But have you ever wondered about what it takes to be a gondolier?

During the rides, guests are transported through Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes and experience the scenic ambiance of a faux Venice. The gondolas float through a quarter-mile indoor canal. There's also an outdoor ride that showcases views of The Strip.

On Friday, April 3, Venetian began selecting new gondoliers to join its staff, and invited the media along to view the first portion of the audition: the jump test. That's when candidates jump in the water -- outside at 8 a.m. in 52-degree weather, btw -- and prove they can swim back to the gondola, pull themselves in, and regain control of the boat, all in a specific amount of time. No biggie, right?

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Take That, Topgolf: Caesars Entertainment Seeks Hole-In-One, Too

April 1, 2015 at 5:11 PM | by | ()

Yes, it's billions in debt and going through bankruptcy, but you know what they say, you got to spend money to make money. So, Caesars Entertainment is answering MGM Resorts' plans for a just-off-the-Strip Topgolf location by teeing up a golf concept of its own. Mini-golf, that is.

The land behind The High Roller is used for parking right now, but has always been earmarked for expansion of The Linq promenade concept. Now, thanks to a tipster who leaked these renderings to us, the gaming company has apparently committed to a course of action (with an emphasis on "course") -- The Linqs, a family friendly mini-golf experience.

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See The Avengers Assemble At Marvel Universe Live

Where: 4505 S Maryland Pkwy. [map], 89154
March 3, 2015 at 10:22 AM | by | ()

Las Vegas has officially gone to the geeks! First, we let you know about Wizard World Comic Con coming in April along with the already established Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con over EDC weekend in June. Then, we filled you in on the Nintendo Legend of Zelda symphony concert series coming to Venetian. Now, it’s time for Marvel fans to assemble.

Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to the Thomas & Mack April 23-April 26 for seven performances.

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With The Riviera Closing, Will The Silver Ball Keep Rolling On The Strip? Or Will It Tilt?

Where: 89109
February 27, 2015 at 11:39 AM | by | ()

One of our favorite non-gambling Vegas activities is to play at the Pinball Hall of Fame (1601 Tropicana Ave., about two miles east of The Strip). There are few places in the world where you can play over 250 pinball machines, from the 1950s to the present. And as an added bonus, all the profits go to charity.

This VegasChatter writer in particular was delighted when Tim Arnold, owner of those machines, was able to create a second mini Pinball Hall of Fame in the Riviera. About fifty pinball and video arcade machines located on The Strip... such convenience!

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Vegas To Get A New Way To Beat The Summer Heat?

February 9, 2015 at 4:06 PM | by | ()

In recent years, Vegas got Wet ‘n Wild again, but this summer we may be able to cool off in another fun way. Slide the City, a.k.a. a giant slip ‘n slide, is reportedly coming to Las Vegas in June. From the looks of pictures on the event’s website, it will be a giant 1,000-foot slide laid out on asphalt. That’s over three football fields.

The point of it seems to be taking a fun and refreshing slide, but also dousing those who come to watch. With paid admission, you’ll be given a mouthguard and a water gun. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices like water guns and buckets to get bystanders wet, too. Participants are also urged to bring some sort of inflatable tube. There will be some available on-site for purchase, but why not save a few bucks?

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Catch 'Game Of Thrones' In Vegas On IMAX

Where: 4321 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
January 15, 2015 at 8:56 PM | by | ()

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, chances are you’re already attending viewing parties at whichever friend’s house has the best/newest TV situation. Well, it’s time to up the ante and the screen size.

To get you out of the between-seasons doldrums, the folks behind “Game of Thrones” will be showing the two final episodes of season four on the gigantic IMAX screens around the country, including the Brenden Theatres at Palms.

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More Ways, Good And Bad, To Catch A Movie In Vegas

November 20, 2014 at 5:05 PM | by | ()

Over the summer, we brought you some great options for enjoying a movie in Vegas. Based on your comments, it seems we’re not alone in our love for a flick, even while on vacation. We’re back now with more possibilities, as well as details on how you can see the blockbuster film Interstellar the way it was meant to be seen.

If high-priced theater tickets aren’t your thing, then Regency Tropicana Cinemas is your best bet. All shows here are just two bucks. Better yet, swing by on a Tuesday and get in for half off. Trade-offs? There are plenty. The screens are smaller, the movies are older, they don’t have stadium seating, and it occasionally seems like parents use the place as a daycare. Concessions are just as expensive as at any other theater, but when you can get five tickets for the price of one, it’s OK to splurge a bit. The Regency is located about four miles east of The Strip on Tropicana. It’s way too far to walk, but not a bad drive if you’re at the southern end of The Strip.

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SlotZilla Opens Zoomline For Superhero-Style Flights Over Fremont

Where: 425 Fremont St. [map], 89101
September 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM | by | ()

We hope you have your superhero theme music pre-selected.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drunken tourist! You might catch a Superman busker working for tips under the SlotZilla zipline on Fremont Street on any given day, but now you can be your own superhero and fly down the newly opened “zoomline!” The $17 million attraction over downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Street Experience is now fully functioning with the 77 ft. “zipline” ($20) option on the lower level and the higher 114 ft. “zoomline” ($40) above.

The additional line opened August 31 and has been gaining new riders through word of mouth and the obvious wow factor of pedestrians looking up to see excited (or, occasionally, terrified) riders fly through the air above them. Aside from the obvious higher height, riders of the zoomline will be able to fly through the air in prone position, a.k.a. superhero-style. The kicker is, the higher zoomline starts out over the Fremont Street Experience canopy, adding yet another layer of why-did-I-do-this?!

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When The Adventuredome Is A Fright (On Purpose)

Where: 89109
August 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM | by | ()

NOPE.

While the masses of excited children and quasi-drunk tourists who regularly pass through The Adventuredome at Circus Circus are a tad scary, it’s time for something truly frightening as the metallic pink dome shifts into Halloween mode with Fright Dome. Opening Friday, October 3, Fright Dome will celebrate the 40th anniversary of classic horror flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by dedicating one of its six haunted houses to the theme.

Horror director Tobe Hooper and writer Kim Henkel are teaming up with Fright Dome to, hopefully, deliver quite the terrifying haunt. Attendees will see scenes from the flick as well brave the over-the-top sets and eerily accurate actors Fright Dome has become known for.

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