Creating A Las Vegas Event and Activity Schedule – February 2021

In March 2020, when we last visited Las Vegas, we saw a Beatles imitation show — only limited shows will be playing in February 2021 — and social distancing in action, of course

When taking a vacation, we like to make a list of possible planned activities. In a city like Las Vegas, where we’ll be a few days, the list of potential activities is long.

NOTE #1: This post, unlike most, will continue to be updated with things we find to do. It’s been a work in progress for a couple weeks already.

(NOTE #2: Taking vacations during the pandemic could be a controversial topic for some considering the current times were living in. We have been working the entire time uninterrupted during the pandemic. Not that I feel like we need to make any excuses for taking vacation, it’s important to note this with sensitivity since many people are out of work. By us vacationing and spending money, we’re helping to keep at least some people employed. We’ll be responsible, wear masks, and follow safe travel guidelines. People need to spend in order for businesses to make money and employ others.

There’s multiple ways to look at things. Our position all along has been that if we can be in public working and putting ourselves at risk 40 hours a week, every week, then we can relax and put ourselves at risk (responsibly, of course) once in awhile on vacation. Luckily, neither of us has gotten sick yet. Maybe that’s pure luck, or evidence that we’ve worked safely this whole time or, who knows, but we’re not going to stay cocooned at home forever. We’re going to go out, live our lives, follow the safety guidelines, wash our hands, wear our masks, and so on.)

Just for reference, in March 2020, the first of two times that month we visited Vegas, here’s what our list looked like:

Event Schedule + Interest List – 3/4 – 3/6/2020

  • WED 3/4/20 – 12pm,3pm,6pm or 9pm @ Regal Red Rock Casino – My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising 4DX + 2D MOVIE
  • WED 3/4/20 – 7pm @ Red Rock Casino – Rocks Lounge – THE FAB: Beatles tribute lounge act — NO COVER CHARGE (FREE)
  • THU 3/5/20 – 1:20pm or 4:20pm @ Galaxy – Sonic The Hedgehog D-BOX MOVIE
  • THU 3/5/20 – 9:30pm @ Regal Red Rock Casino – Onward 4DX + 3D MOVIE
  • FRI 3/6/20 – 9pm @ Palms Casino – Billy Idol – tickets at ticketmaster – start at $36 USD / each.

The second trip ended prematurely when all gaming in Las Vegas was shut down. All movie theaters, too (see: Regal Closes All US Theaters, Suspends Billing for Unlimited Pass Customers)

Tag: Cinebarre Palace Station (our tag is misspelled, argh!)

Now check out our list for 2021 …

Event Schedule + Interest List – 2/3 (Wed) – 2/4 (Thur)

We’ve greatly expanded on that list for this trip, although we don’t have as much time scheduled there this trip.

#1 “new” movie we want to see, highly rated by others

Movie Theater Showtimes in Las Vegas

We probably will only have time to take in 1 or 2 movies while we’re in town for this trip, because we have so many different things we want to do and are only down there a short time. These are the three movies we’d most like to see:

  1. Promising Young Woman
  2. The Mad Hatter
  3. The Marksman

Other movies we haven’t seen are listed with showtimes at various theaters in the greater Las Vegas area. We also want to catch a Snappy Burger drive-in movie, but we’ll have to text (see below) for the movies available there. Seems like they are probably showing older full length movies there.

#2 new movie for our

Galaxy Theater Green Valley – (closest to where we’re staying)
4500 E. Sunset Rd. Ste 10
Henderson, NV

  1. The Mad Hatter
    WED: 4p, 6:25p, 8:50p
  2. The Marksman
    WED: 4p, 9:05p
  3. News Of The World
    WED: 5:05p

Sante Fe Station Casino – Century 16 Theater
4949 N Rancho Drive

  1. Promising Young Woman
    WED: 4:40p, 7:40p
    THURS: 4:40p, 7:40p
  2. The Marksman
    WED: 4:05p, 5p, 7:55p
    THURS: 4:05p, 5p, 7:55p
  3. News Of The World
    WED: 4:25p, 7:25p
    THURS: 4:25p, 7:25p
  4. Monster Hunter
    WED: 4:50p, 7:35p
    THURS: 4:50p, 7:35p
  5. Fatale
    WED: 7:20p
    THURS: 7:20p

AMC Rainbow Promenade 10
2321 N Rainbow Blvd

  1. Supernova
    WED: 5p, 7:15p
    THURS: 5p, 7:15p
  2. The Marksman
    WED: 5:15p, 7:45p
    THURS: 5:15p, 7:45p
  3. Fatale
    WED: 5:30p, 8p
    THURS: 5:30p, 8p

Other Theaters In Las Vegas We Might Want To Check Out

  • Maya Cinemas – D-Box, Dolby Atmos and more — DINNER & MOVIE theater
    2195 N. Las Vegas Blvd

CASINO Promotions and Other Activities

As in all prior casino-related visits, we’ll be looking for and playing movie-themed slot machines.

The Rocky slot machine pictured above was found in a California casino (yes, we won some $$ on it, too)
  • WED – STATION CASINOS Casino – SWIPE CARDS AT Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Palace, Boulder, Sunset or Santa Fe BEFORE PLAYING ANYTHING — 50+ Senior Wednesday
  • WED / THURS – 3am – 3am – SOUTH POINT CASINO – 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV – $400,000 SPIN TO WIN, earn 500 points on any machine, play Spin To Win to win free play and free points
See: Spokane, WA Hobby Lobby May Not Be Singing In The Rain like Northern Quest Casino
  • WED / THURS – 10am – 5pm – MANDALAY BAY – strip – Shark Reef Aquarium – ($43/person for 6×9 picture and souvenir)
  • WED / THURS – 4pm – 10pm – EXCALIBUR CASINO – strip – 4D San Andreas Adventure ($9.99/person)
  • WED / THURS – 10am – 11pm – VENETIAN CASINO – strip – indoor or outdoor Gondola Rides ($29/person buy tickets at venue)
  • WED / THURS – 4pm – Midnight – LINQ CASINO – strip – High Roller Ferris Wheel ($32.75/person anytime ticket)
  • WED / THURS – 2pm – 10pm – PARIS CASINO – strip – Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ($21/person price varies, best at night in dark)
  • WED / THURS – 11a-11pm – Snappy Burgers – 101 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV – Snappy Burgers (drive-in movie, adult feature length movies are after 9pm, text SNAPPY 474747 for movie schedule)
  • THUR 11am – 6pm – Luxor Casino on the strip – Titanic BODIES Exhibit ($42 per person purchase at door — $84

Do you live in/near/around Las Vegas? Recommended movie-related events or activities?

As always, your feedback is welcome. Can you mention any movie-related events and activities in/near/around Las Vegas? We’re going to have a rental car, so we can travel. Think broadly, could be location shooting of movies, so places to possibly visit? We’re open to any/all suggestions, no matter how far out they might be. Don’t want to be too limiting.

See: Caesars Las Vegas offers Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf

Tried to get Kara interested in the Dinner In The Dark event, but she’s not that adventurous an eater. While that might be an activity that doesn’t seem movie-related, darkness, horror, yeah, it’s stretch, but hey!

Regal Cinebarre Issaquah Closes + January 2020 Viewing Challenge Complete

Regal Cinebarre in Issaquah Washington has closed permanently, bought by Costco

Sad news whenever a cool movie theater closes. Some readers might remember Kara and I talking about our visit to the Regal Cinebarre in Issaquah.

A notice on the front door of the movie theater said: “Unfortunately, our Cinebarre Issaquah location has closed permanently. We want to thank our guests for years of loyalty, and we will cherish all the fun memories we had together throughout our time here.

Costco purchases Regal Cinebarre Issaquah | Issaquah Reporter

Unfortunately, the location was off the beaten path and wasn’t getting enough business to stay afloat. The Regal Cinnebarre at Mount Lake Terrace is still open. That’s another 45 minutes or so away and almost two hour drive from us, but at least we can still visit a Regal Cinebarre “locally.”

We’ll be in Las Vegas again in March and probably visiting the Palace Station Cinebarre. We remain fans of the dinner and a movie concept but, like all businesses, to remain profitable and competitive “just being there” isn’t enough.

January 2020 21+ New Movies Watched Viewing Challenge — SUCCESS

On the streaming front, might as well update our January 2020 Movie Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies. The complete list of new/unseen movies watched from January 1 – January 31, 2020 is listed below, ranked by rating.

  1. 1917 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  2. A Quiet Place ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  3. Lady Bird ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Danny Collins ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  5. The Rhythm Section ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  6. Patchwork ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  7. Little Deaths ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  8. Bad Boys For Life ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. The Last Full Measure ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  10. Tammy and the T-Rex ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  11. Phil Spector ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  12. The Intruder ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  13. Easy To Learn, Hard To Master: The Fate of Atari ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  14. Like A Boss ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  15. I Want To Marry Ryan Banks ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  16. Doolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  17. Just Mercy ⭐️⭐️½
  18. The Marshes ⭐️⭐️½
  19. What Men Want ⭐️⭐️½
  20. Clownado ⭐️⭐️½
  21. Bumblebee ⭐️⭐️½
  22. The Fanatic⭐️⭐️
  23. First Response ⭐️⭐️
  24. The Call Up ⭐️⭐️
  25. Always Will ⭐️⭐️
  26. The Grudge (2020)⭐️⭐️
  27. Gretel and Hansel⭐️½
  28. Final Sale ⭐️
  29. Underwater ⭐️
  30. The Turning ½

Stand out movies in January for me were 1917, A Quiet Place (just took me totally by surprise with how it was done) and Lady Bird.

I’ll be posting about the February 2020 Viewing Challenge separately, but if you want to get started watching themed movies, be thinking Valentine’s Day and romance films and you’ll be right on track.

Cinebarre Issaquah, Washington First Experience seeing Last Christmas and Midway

On Friday we visited the Cinebarre in Issaquah. It is one of two located within 50 miles of us.

This was our third visit to a Regal Cinebarre with last month, October 2019, visiting Cinebarre Salem, Oregon and in September 2019 visiting Cinebarre Las Vegas Palace Station.

Cinebarre Issaquah is the smallest and oldest of the three we’ve been to so far. Salem, OR was the nicest and had the best layout. Issaquah seemed kinda sandwiched into the end of a strip mall.

We have been wanting to try out alcohol drinks, so checked into the drink menu.

The Soul Survivor was the drink of choice

Now here is what the real drink looked like:

No raspberry to be found inside the Soul Survivor

I tried asking the bartender a few questions about the drinks but he seemed very disinterested in providing any sort of information about them. Wasn’t like he was busy he just wasn’t friendly.

The food we ordered at our seats inside the theater was very good. That’s 3 for 3 with good movie. Our first movie seen was Last Christmas ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ which marked our first holiday-oriented movie in the theater. This was our 4th of 25+ holiday movie we’ve watched for our 2019 Holiday Movie Challenge so far.

The second movie of our double-feature at Cinebarre Issaquah was

These Regal Cinebarre theaters are great. Food and drinks while you watch movies in the theater is a fun experience. There is one more Cinebarre for us to visit and that’s Cinebarre Mount Lake Terrace.

Maybe we can get there in December.

Best as I can tell, there are currently 8 Cinebarre locations across the United States with 4 of them located in WA (2), OR (1) and Nevada (1). The other four are located in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Colorado.

Have you been to a dinner and movie experience yet? If so, what was your experience like? Please share in the comments.

Cinebarre Palace Station Las Vegas

“One Flew Over the Cookie’s Nest”, nachos and a shake at Cinnebar Palace Station in Las Vegas

On Friday 9/20/2019 we went to see Ad Astra⭐️ at the Cinnebar Palace Station. The movie was bad, the service and food was not.

This was our first trip to a Regal Cinnebar theater. The concept is cool, you go to the movies and have dinner and a show. The location of the Cinnebar is upstairs above the newly remodeled Palace Station Casino a few miles from the strip in Las Vegas.

Once you buy tickets, you enter the theater just like any other Regal Cinema. The difference is that outside the theater you’ll see pool tables, a full bar and the ability to eat dinner and tables without ever seeing a movie. So, they are selling either the dinner or the show or both. We were there for both, so we entered the theater.

The movie chairs are comfortable and contain a decent sized table to eat dinner while you watch the movie

Under the table is a menu with a variety of food and drinks. A Regal waiter/waitress will appear to take your order shortly after you enter the theater. He has a credit card scanner and printer attached to him and will take payment when you order.

An added creative twist are menu items being a variation on a movie title. EXAMPLE. it’s not just popcorn, it’s “Children of the Popcorn” Check out the IT-themed drink options:

Who wants to sip on some Pennywise Punch while watching IT: Chapter Two?

We were surprised how fast the order came. Sure, it was just ice cream and nachos, but the order literally came to us hot and ready within five minutes. We also had our water glasses refilled before the movie started.

Will we visit another Cinnebar? Absolutely. It was a great experience. That makes two firsts for us while we were in Las Vegas celebrating our 30 year anniversary. We also watched our very first HDX movie.

If you are interested in the history of dine-in movie theaters, dives in, forks first.