Flick Theatre

719 E. Fremont Street,
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Flick Theatre

Located near downtown Las Vegas. Opened in November 1969 screening independent movies. From 1970 the Flick Theatre ran pornographic fare. It was twinned in early-1976. By August of 1980, when I visited the theatre, the twin was running a double feature of "Deep Throat" & "Devil in Miss Jones" on one screen and "Debbie Does Dallas" & "Behind the Green Door" on the other.

I have no other history on the Flick Theatre. A search of its address (which I gleaned from the CinemaTour site) showed City Center Laundromat occupying the building in the mid-2000’s. It became a 99cent store. When viewed in January 2009, the building was standing empty and unused. It had been demolished by June 2017.

Contributed by Ed Solero, Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Here is a photograph I took of the Flick Theatre building in January 2009:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/3215182881/

phantomhillbilly
phantomhillbilly on September 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Yep! I remember this place. It did have a big auditorium. I went there with my girlfriend in 1987 and saw a double bill of some movie I don’t remember that we walked in the middle of and “Hot Pursuit”. The second had an elaborate plot with a private eye trying to chase down a porn movie made by a now superstar status pop singer who’s terrified that if the movie surfaces it’ll ruin her career. I definitely remember it being on 35mm and everything as it was a huge screen. Popcorn was available in the snack bark (Yccch!) and yes… during the movie, my girlfriend and I had to relocate once ‘cos some guy parked in the row behind us started hooking his horse.

The battle between the awesomeness of seeing regular movies in the theater and the convenience of renting them on NetFlix or downloading at home rages on but I think it’s safe to say catching an X-rated movie on the big screen is pretty obsolete. Except that… believe it or not in my new home town of Portland, OR there are not one but TWO adult movie theaters. One of which has been in continuous operation since 1970!

coffee4binky
coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

Let’s revive it!

RandNoel
RandNoel on February 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Two theaters and a book store, Apartment up stairs, which later after the theater closed became and cheap flop rental for a time

bireno
bireno on February 16, 2018 at 8:45 am

The last few years it was open the left side showed xxx films and the right side allowed people to take in sleeping bags, blankets,… to sleep anywhere-in seats, in the aisles, on the floor behind the screen while non x-rated films were projected on the screen. Once everyday everyone had to leave so they could clean it. Same fee on both sides.

bireno
bireno on February 16, 2018 at 9:42 am

First time there or any porno theater was December 1977 on a two-night bus trip. I must have walked passed it 3 or 4 times before going inside.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm

Opened with “An evening with the Underground” with offbeat films. Adult programming started in 1970. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

Two screens early in 1976. Opened November 1969.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 7, 2020 at 10:57 pm

“Deep Throat” promotional ambulance, August 1980 photo added courtesy Gerard Legrand.

JimPerry
JimPerry on October 20, 2021 at 3:51 am

Several years back, I did some research - it was a project of mine on past Vegas movie theatres - particularly in the ‘60s & '70’s. As posted above, the Flick opened in (“69, DUDE!” - Bill & Ted). And for the first month or so, it started showing independent features - the first one being a return engagement of the Bob Dylan documentary “Dont Look Back” {NO - that’s NOT a typo on the word Dont}. (“Dont Look Back” originally had it’s 1st-run engagement in either '67 or '68 at the Guild Theatre.) And the Flick was originally a single screen theatre. After it’s 1st-run engagement at the Cinema Arts (a porno house “down the street” from McCarran Airport), the Flick became the permanent Vegas home for Linda Lovelace & “DEEP THROAT” - for literally years, it was shown with that other porn “classic” “The Devil & Miss Jones” - I guess that was theatre 1. (There was “a Vegas tradition” as well - being when one turned 18, you went to the Flick to see your first porno flick{s} - namely “DEEP THROAT” & “The Devil & Miss Jones”). And for years in theatre 2 was either “Insatiable” with Marilyn Chambers, or “Debbie Does Dallas” - at one point in time, the Flick ended up running both of these together. So, in the long run, these were your choices - “DEEP THOAT” & The Devil & Miss Jones", or “Insatiable”& “Debbie Does Dallas” - rarely anything else. Ok - question here - how many of you actually saw “DEEP THOAT” more than once? Me - at least twice. But let’s be honest here - Linda Lovelace wasn’t that good-looking and she couldn’t act herself outta a paper bag. But I’m guessing that it did its business because of what Linda actually did. (Hence the title… . . And the guys were probably going - “SHEESH, I wish my wife / girlfriend could/would do that to me!”

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