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Las Vegas Strip’s only movie theater closes

Updated January 24, 2018 - 5:04 pm

The Las Vegas Strip’s sole movie theater has closed.

The Regal United Artists Showcase Theater will be replaced with a new tenant, said Jonathan Bennett, a spokesman for the owners of Showcase Mall, best known for its statues of M&M’s characters.

“Details to come in the next few months,” Bennett said.

Representatives with Regal did not return requests for comment. The movie theater occupied 40,000 square feet of space.

Recent investments in the mall include a remodeled Adidas store, new Skechers store and American Eagle Outfitters.

Long before the Regal, opened in 1997, the Stardust property housed a drive-in on the Las Vegas Strip. Stardust opened in 1958 and was imploded in March 2007.

The Omnimax theater at Caesars Palace opened in December 1979 and had its last screening in May 2000. The space is now The Colosseum, Caesars spokeswoman Kristin Soo Hoo said.

Luxor closed its IMAX theater in June 2008 for exhibits Titanic: The Artifact and Bodies, spokeswoman Mary Hynes said.

The Nakash family — whose Jordache Enterprises conglomerate includes clothing, agriculture and aviation investments — bought Showcase Mall in phases in 2014 and 2015 with Gindi Capital for about $367 million.

The group also purchased of the Smith & Wollensky building in May for $59.5 million.

Contact Wade Tyler Millward at wmillward@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4602. Follow @wademillwardon Twitter.

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