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Jim Perry
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From: Las Vegas, NV
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 - posted March 16, 2007 08:13 PM      Profile for Jim Perry   Email Jim Perry         Edit/Delete Post 
Earlier today, I went by this theatre & noticed something very odd - all the outside poster cases were blank. When coming up to the boxoffice, there was a sign that said the following: "Theatre Closed - Thank You for your patronage - Under New Management - Theatre Closed" (again).

Unknown, as of this writing, on why (I went next door to the "Pinball Hall Of Fame" arcade & asked if they knew what happened - "No idea" was the answer).

As for when, the owners/operators must have closed it either last night (3/15/07) or within the last couple of days - upon looking through the glass entrance/exit doors, each of the auditorium marquees still had the titles of those movies in place & a couple of "Coming Soon" posters still hanging up on the wall where the rest rooms are.

Also, in the new edition of "City Life" (one of the local freebie entertaiment papers, which comes out every thursday), they had the theatre's movies & showtimes already listed for the new week, so the decision to shut down must have taken place shortly afterwards.

Previously known as the Paradise 6 & opening in Nov.'84, the theatre had 7 different owners/operators within its 22 year history, including one change in ownership/management (after re-opening in '05 as the Tropicana) within several months (also unknown, at this writing, on who these last 2 owner/operators were).

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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 - posted March 17, 2007 12:23 PM      Profile for Richard A Stegman Jr   Email Richard A Stegman Jr         Edit/Delete Post 
The website confirms the closure.

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Jim Perry
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 - posted March 19, 2007 02:23 PM      Profile for Jim Perry   Email Jim Perry         Edit/Delete Post 
Thanx Richard for posting the website.
I went back to the arcade on Saturday (3/17/07), and as luck would have it, came across a couple of young guys who had worked at the theatre (I had overheard their conversation), so I asked them what was going on. According to one, he said that when they arrived for work on that thursday, they were promtly told by the manager to "get whatever stuff they had in their lockers & then leave - the theatre was now closed", and that he would get in contact with them on their final paychecks.

The guy wasn't sure, but he also thinks the closing had something to do with problems between management & the owner/landlord of the building.

Whatever the case, it was a last minute decision - in yesterday's (Sunday) LV Review Journal, there was an ad for the new John Malkovich film 'Color Me Kubrick' - "Exclusive Engagement Starts Friday" at the Tropicana.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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 - posted March 19, 2007 05:06 PM      Profile for Richard A Stegman Jr   Email Richard A Stegman Jr         Edit/Delete Post 
So,if the Trop 6 doesn't reopen this weekend under its current name or another,what happens to the Malkovich movie?

Open it at the Regal Village Square 18,perhaps?

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Jim Perry
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 - posted March 20, 2007 02:53 PM      Profile for Jim Perry   Email Jim Perry         Edit/Delete Post 
Don't know right now Richard.
If the movie still opens here on friday, it'll end up in the Summerland area AS USUAL - either at the Village Square or Century's (Cinemark) Suncoast 16.

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Ken Layton
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 - posted March 21, 2007 11:41 PM      Profile for Ken Layton   Email Ken Layton         Edit/Delete Post 
I've heard the Pinball Hall of Fame (next to the theater) is a lot better than the theater.

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