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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coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

Let’s revive it!

RandNoel on February 2, 2013 at 3:11 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 on February 16, 2018 at 12:45 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 on February 16, 2018 at 1:42 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 on September 14, 2019 at 10:13 am

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

rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Two screens early in 1976. Opened November 1969.

DavidZornig on October 7, 2020 at 2:57 pm

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

JimPerry on October 19, 2021 at 7:51 pm

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!”

Bohica on July 4, 2023 at 7:39 am

The image with the ambulance is not a photo. It is taken from the 1978 pornographic movie “Red Heat”.

DavidZornig on July 4, 2023 at 3:19 pm

Thank you for the clarification. I re-posted it as “Screen grab from “Red Heat” 1976, credit Ray Dennis Steckler, director, screenplay & producer.“ As I could find no production company name to credit. 1978 was apparently one of several re-releases it had before it made it’s way to DVD. I always do a reverse image search to find the original credited sources of photos, but this one came up with zero then and now.

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