The Huntridge Theater may be closed, but it is far from forgotten. To many longtime locals, the nearly 70-year-old historical landmark seems like it was booking shows by the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails and No Doubt only yesterday. Memories of the smoker’s patio die hard.
Tonight, that crowd of Huntridge faihful — along with a few new downtowners intrigued by the former movie theater’s storied history and Streamline Modern façade — will turn back the clock at the Huntridge Foundation Fundraising Mixer, 6 to 10 p.m. at Blackbird Studios. There will be a visual history of the theater; live sets by Thee Swank Bastards and Dog Fight Diaries; tasty eats from Firefly and Tipsy Truffles; and craft beers by Ellis Island. In other words: The Huntridge Theater is having a class reunion, with all the trimmings. Nice.
The Huntridge Foundation is a nonprofit devoted to working with the owners of the Huntridge in their efforts to restore the property, as well as restoring luster to the neighborhood that surrounds it. The $20 door charge will help them along in their efforts. But really, what your donation is buying you is a night of memories, lovingly restored by the people you made them with. Afterwards, we can all knock off to the Huntridge Tavern and really catapult our our asses back to 1994.
For more information, visit the Huntridge Foundation’s Facebook event page.
Blackbird Studios, 1551 South Commerce St., (702) 782-0319.
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