The Huntridge Theater was designed by renowned architect S. Charles Lee who was recognized as one of the most distinguished theater designers on the West Coast, responsible for other iconic buildings including the Hollywood Melrose Hotel and the Fox Theater in Beverly Hills. The theater was built on land which had been owned by the international business magnate Leigh S. J. Hunt, before he left it to his son Henry Leigh Hunt in 1933. The Huntridge Theater and the surrounding Huntridge subdivision are named after the Hunt family.
The theater was originally operated by the Commonwealth Theater Company of Las Vegas, and in 1951 was taken over by the Huntridge Theater Company of Las Vegas, partially owned by actresses Loretta Young and Irene Dunne.
It served as a movie house for the first five decades of its existence and then in 1992 was converted to a live events venue, holding concerts for many world class performers, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Sublime and others. In 2004, the venue closed.
Dapper Companies purchased the theater in March 2021.
A historical timeline can be found here.
A concert timeline can be found here.
A historical photo gallery can be found here.
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