The screen comes down and the eyebrows go up.
It’s huge, 30 feet by 16 feet, an eye-popping backdrop to a glimmering new venue as decadently hued as a walk-in Lite Brite.
The towering video screen behind the stage is one of three in the freshly opened Access Showroom, a multitiered room that pulses with bright reds and luminous silvers.
Designed by the Montreal-based Sceno-Plus, the firm that also has built Cirque du Soleil-themed theaters for various Strip properties, the 3,500-square-foot space is lined with curved booths to the side of the stage, VIP alcoves and tables and chairs above the main floor.
Access benefits from a malleable layout, as the club can be arranged into a traditional concert venue with seating for 600 or a more cozy lounge for 340.
Intimate yet spacious, Access benefits from good sightlines and no seat more than 75 feet from the stage.
And the venue is full of high-tech flourishes.
A mammoth, 96-channel mixing board powers a high-end PA that could rock an arena.
A series of DL3 moving projectors and 50 rotating lights enable dramatic production flourishes.
And then there’s the ceiling, awash in LED panels, which allows for an all-encompassing visual presentation.
The lineup for the venue will rotate between bigger name national headliners from rock to country to jazz and most points in between and regular showroom headliners.
Those, too, are a diverse lot.
Popular local classic-rock cover band Yellow Brick Road performs at 10 p.m. Saturdays, the swingin’ Jerry Tiffe Band takes over the place at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and the coed contemporary pop group Envy plays at 11 p.m. Fridays.
Eardrums, get ready to rumble.
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@ reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476.ALIANTE STATION • Grand opening video and slideshow • State of the art cinema • Variety is the key • Singer Smokey Robinson christening new showroom at Aliante Station