Community meeting to discuss further plans to save the Huntridge
Members of the community met Thursday night to discuss next step in saving the Huntridge theaterPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Efforts to restore an historic building in Las Vegas are moving forward. Tonight, locals who have banded together to try to save the Huntridge Theater are meeting to talk about phase two of their plan.
The Huntridge opened in the 1940's as a movie theater and then turned into a concert venue. It shut down in 2004 and it's in pretty bad shape right now.
That's why the group behind the Save the Huntridge campaign is trying to raise millions of dollars so they can buy it from private owners and fix it up.
The group raised just enough money through the community and through a donation from the group, The Killers, to continue in their quest to restore the Huntridge to its former glory.
The Silver Pawn Shop located in Las Vegas also made a sizeable donation.
In fact, their campaign on Indiegogo.com was so successful, that they surpassed their goal of $150,000 and raised more than $200,000.
At a fundraiser last fall, a member of the Huntridge Foundation told us that revitalizing The Huntridge is part of a bigger plan to revitalize the area.
Tonight's meeting will take place at The Center at 401 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas at 5:30 p.m.