what about a small movie theater in p...

what about a small movie theater in pahrump?

Created by SheilaCarpena on Nov 7, 2007

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Yes, I'd love that

This town really needs one!

I don't really care either way

It'd be nice, but I wouldnt go

It will fail

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gena pegg

Holland, NY

#1 Mar 2, 2008
a town of this size really needs one! As winter
visitors we were disappointed that there is no
theater here. It is a long drive to Vegas just for a movie.
Harvey

Detroit, MI

#2 Mar 2, 2008
Gena,

We are the folks that show bad movies, every week in front of our house on an 8-foot screen, during the summer. It's called "Crappy Movie Night" and will soon branch out to a local restaurant, here in Pahrump, during the winter months.

If you want an invite, go to: www.pahrumpfilmfestival.org
and e-mail us. It's fun!

Fritz Lung, Director/Producer of Crappy Movies
Ryan

Morgan Hill, CA

#3 Mar 4, 2008
Is there really no theater at all? I'm considering moving out for a job. How about gyms?
Harvey

Detroit, MI

#4 Mar 10, 2008
There are gyms. No theaters, though. The only one that was here went out of business a few years ago. I'm guessing that's because people here in Nevada like to smoke and that's not allowed in movie theaters.
Ryan

Morgan Hill, CA

#5 Mar 10, 2008
Yeah, but it's something for the kids to do and most of the casinos in vegas have them now attached. The Fiesta in Henderson (95/lake mead) added one with a food court, arcade, and starbucks. Seems like a good place to drop the kids off while the parents gamble.
Keat

AOL

#6 Jul 25, 2008
What about this one I found on the internet?
PAHRUMP VALLEY THEATRES
1301 E CALVADA BLVD PAHRUMP NV

“Who Is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 07

Pahrump, NV

#7 Jul 29, 2008
....the one above on Calvada was the old one (now out of business) next door to the SkateZone & Sears. Both casinos have vowed to open one up though. The soonest one up and running will be in the stageroom at Saddle West....and The Pahrump Nugget will build a new 8(?) screen theatre south of the bowling alley that was opened last year. Terrible's had been promising us a theatre for years now - they finally admitted that THAT wasn't happening. They should at least take down the "Soon to be a theatre here" signs......
Not a typical Pahrumpian

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Aug 1, 2008
Ryan wrote:
Is there really no theater at all? I'm considering moving out for a job. How about gyms?
Ryan... there is ONE gym here and the prices are outragious! Equipment is good, never too crowded, not a meat market, group classes, tanning, all there. But the facility is decrepit and AC doesn't work well. Home Depot is now opening in a week, more companies are moving here slowly but surely. So if you like small town atmosphere where everyone knows your biz... come on out. Houses cheap now!!! Good luck
Keat

AOL

#9 Aug 8, 2008
Well - I suppose if one really needed to go to the movies, traveling a little bit into Vegas for a couple of hours isn't so bad.
You could make a family outing out of it.
Besides, our family usually waits for the DVD's
....it's more fun eating popcorn and laughing (or crying) in the privacy of our living room anyway. ;D

“Who Is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 07

Pahrump, NV

#10 Aug 14, 2008
....talk about town entertainment! Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) the new Home Depot has a "come see our new store" from 5-8pm (it opens tomorrow)- The parking lot and store was PACKED! I've never seen that many Pahrumpians in one place ever. And the lines were horrendous - no available shopping carts, but plenty of old white guys roaming the aisles dragging Grandma along. As much as the Floyd's gave to this community over the years though, it's kind of a shame. Ace Hardware might be a thing of the past.
Zahid Sadiq

Norwalk, CA

#11 Dec 18, 2008
I was the unfortunate dude who took the risk of building a movie theater in Pahrump in 1996 and lost my shirt. Pahrumpian's don't see past Casinos and Bars at least until 2001. My decision to close the theater was based on announcement by Pahrump Nugget to open a multiplex. I was in no shape to compete with casinos. I wish you all the best and hope you get one soon. who ever buikds one should get an exclusive agreement with town not to allow casinos to compete for at least ten years.
Glen

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Apr 24, 2009
Don't know much about the gyms in Pahrump, but I just came back from a look-see at Nevada Treasure RV Resort and Spa. As an RV resort it has incredible facilities, including a gym that rivals many in a big city: the gym is co-ed, but men's and women's spas are attached, each with a beautiful hot spa, wet and dry saunas and massage rooms.

The deal is: this has been an exclusive resort, but new ownership effective May 1, 2009 is opening the facilities to the general public (including the 6 lane bowling alley), significantly cutting prices. Very friendly folks, and open to suggestions to make it all work. Worth checking out. It's at 301 W. Leslie about 8 miles north of town, right off Hwy 160.
Joke

Grand Blanc, MI

#13 Apr 25, 2009
Good luck in coming here for jobs, entertainment, shopping, etc...because you won't really find much...buwahahahaha!!! Even Elko's got it going! Try there instead.
**By the way, sometimes the cheap homes in the community is what you really pay for.
Joke

Grand Blanc, MI

#14 Apr 25, 2009
Zahid Sadiq wrote:
I was the unfortunate dude who took the risk of building a movie theater in Pahrump in 1996 and lost my shirt. Pahrumpian's don't see past Casinos and Bars at least until 2001. My decision to close the theater was based on announcement by Pahrump Nugget to open a multiplex. I was in no shape to compete with casinos. I wish you all the best and hope you get one soon. who ever buikds one should get an exclusive agreement with town not to allow casinos to compete for at least ten years.
Here's for you: The Nugget had the sign up and designed prints and already broke ground as of Sept '08 and should have opened by May '09...but what I heard was that it was delayed due to the "economy" which I find to be a bit odd because I don't believe the economy is stopping people here to drive to Vegas for that or anything else. But then again, it's PAHRUMP...as you will always hear from the residence. NOthing is set in stone in this town and when you see a sign that says it's "Coming Soon", you have to ask, "How Soon". It could in 3 months, 9 months, a year...or like most of the time, NEVER.
Tony

Vancouver, WA

#15 Apr 28, 2009
I love movies!

Since: Oct 08

Black Squirrel City

#16 Apr 28, 2009
Go to Saddle West, they show first run movies now and the price is around 6-7 dollors and the pop corn is 5.00. The seating is not bad either
Ron

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Sep 25, 2009
Any news on the theater in Pahrump? Is it still happening?
Pahrumpian

Reno, NV

#18 Nov 24, 2009
Zahid Sadiq wrote:
I was the unfortunate dude who took the risk of building a movie theater in Pahrump in 1996 and lost my shirt. Pahrumpian's don't see past Casinos and Bars at least until 2001. My decision to close the theater was based on announcement by Pahrump Nugget to open a multiplex. I was in no shape to compete with casinos. I wish you all the best and hope you get one soon. who ever buikds one should get an exclusive agreement with town not to allow casinos to compete for at least ten years.
As someone who when to this theater and was to young for both bars and casions, the issue was not that we could not see past them it was that you never advertised. They only way a person could find out what was playing was to go there park get out of our car walk in side see what was playing when it was playing then make our decision. This is not how a person from a big city or even an other town picks their movies. This is why no one came to your theater.
It was a shame to see you go but don't think you can put all the blame on Pahrumpians.
jjohn

Mitchellville, IA

#19 Nov 24, 2009
InColdBlood wrote:
Go to Saddle West, they show first run movies now and the price is around 6-7 dollors and the pop corn is 5.00. The seating is not bad either
They closed because nobody went there either. A shame.
Gandu Vega

Pahrump, NV

#20 Nov 30, 2009
Hate to tell you.. but this is not a kiddie playground with 12 mutiplexes. People here are just not that into movies. We can rent them and play them in the comfort of our home for 4 bucks.. why pay 120 bucks to take the family out to see a movie? Once you deal with food, tickets, and then probably dinner because you are out anyway.. its just not worth it. Saddle west closed down their movie theater.. mainly because they pissed off too many people with a nazi guard at the door who would search your stuff and take away a 1/2 empty water bottle from you should you DARE bring it into the theater.

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