Claire Voyant's Las Vegas Gossip Column

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Claire Voyant  

Note: This is a past column from December 20, 2013
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Las Vegas - December 20, 2013

Dr. Mark Wherry

Nelson Sardelli & Felix "Santa" Silla

It has been an extremely crazy couple of weeks for us ('tis the season to be very busy). Beginning on Wednesday, the 4th, with one of our most favorite things to do, it was Composers Showcase night at The Smith Center. As always, the monthly offerings present a wide variety of original music - from Broadway-style, to pop, to jazz, classical, and lots of fun stuff - created by some amazingly talented professionals. The December edition did not disappoint (they never do), with songs by Keith Thompson, who also serves as host for the evening/morning, ("Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year," sung by Travis Cloer, and "Happy Christma-Hannuk-Kwanzaa-kah," which covers just about all the holiday bases, and the inspiring "Wailing Wall" from God Lives In Glass, sung by Joan Sobel and Bruce Ewing); Dr. Mark Wherry's funny "Coming Out for Christmas;" and wonderful pieces by Wayne Green, Richard Oberacker, Martin Kaye, Susan Haller and others, performed by the top talent in this community. Even though the proceedings don't get started until 10:30 p.m. on a weeknight (once a month on a Wednesday), the Cabaret Jazz club was sold out.

On the 8th, we were in the audience at the Community Lutheran Church Living Christmas Tree concert. With Bruce Ewing leading the choir, this was an amazing afternoon, both for the ears and the eyes. Put the experience on your To Do list for next year.

Then it was the F.I.O.R.E. (Fun Italians Organizing Ridiculous Events) groups' annual Christmas luncheon on December 12th. For the holiday program, the F.I.O.R.E.'S music director, Gary Anderson, presented the Sin City Radio Theatre and Tales From the Strip, featuring Cliff Lawrence as George Burns, Linda November as Mary Livingston and Shirley, Peter Pavone as Jack Benny and Frank, Artie Schroeck as Rochester and Sammy, Nannette DiMascio as the saleslady, Nik Mastrangelo as Dennis Day, and Patrick "Rick" Poppe as Badda Bing. Unfortunately, Robert Ensler, who was supposed to be one of the cast members, was, instead, dealing with a medical issue and could not be present. Sound effects and drums were provided by Tony Miranda, and Nancy Hawthorne served as co-producer. There was quite a turnout for the afternoon event. Approximately 130 people spent a few afternoon hours enjoying the company of others and having a jolly time together. Among the attendees were (in politically correct alphabetical order): Harley Akers, Marty "Hello Dere" Allen, Robert George Allen and Deborah Danielson, Johnny Amato, Peter Anthony, Cindy Doumani and Randy Soard, Phree Bartley, The Duke of Fremont Street, Sharon Graziano, Don and Gloria Hill, Chick Hughes, Norm Johnson, Rosita Kane, Dr. Wilfred and Celia Krom, Deputy Chief Dean Lauer, Pier Marini, Spike Measer, Zena Montrose, Carme Pitrello and Shari Newby, Dennis Casey Park, Ms. Senior Nevada Kat Ray, Scott Record, Mike Schafer, Felix Silla, Maynard Sloate, Joseph R. Stanley, Doug Taylor, Lou Toomin, Allen Tramont, Conrad Villella, Gene and Angela Vitale, Sam Wagmeister, Dave Williams, Mimi Williams, and, of course, Nelson Sardelli (out of alphabetical order).

Michelle Johnson's Toys For Tots Choir

LJ Harness and Jonathan Scott did a fine job on the December 14th, Toys For Tots program at the LVH (formerly the International and then the Las Vegas Hilton). There were too many highlights to mention, but the most important thing is that this year's event generated about $200,000 in toys for the underprivileged in our community. Great job, fellows.

On Sunday, the 15th, friends came from near and far to help entertainer, Carme Pitrello, celebrate his 80th birthday with a dinner party and show at the Italian American Club in Las Vegas. The party, hosted by Carme's lady, Shari Newby, brought together old friends and acquaintances who hadn't seen each other for decades. In addition to the buffet dinner and camaraderie, the more than 100 guests, plus ticket buyers later in the evening, were treated to a show put on by the birthday boy. Backed by pianist Charlie Shaffer, Tom Hall (alto sax/flute), Charles McNeal (tenor sax/flute/clarinet), Gary Anderson (alto sax/flute), Adam Hoffman (baritone sax/flute), Bill King (trumpet), Pete Bresciani (trumpet), Bob Scann (trumpet), Paul Testa (drummer), and Dick Jones (upright bass), Carme entertained the guests with songs, comedy, impressions (utilizing wigs, costumes and props) and more. Among the more than 100 guests enjoying the festivities were Robert George Allen and Deborah Danielson, Toni Andrews, Gary Anthony, Angela Bello, Gordie Brown, Laurie Buckley, Judy Coco, Jeff and Kathy Colman, Vicki Crawford, Ronnie Fabre, Renee Hale and Eileen Hale, Jac "Mundane the Grate" Hayden, Pam Kay, Linda Kristy, Larry Linkin, Jim "The Vegas Vampire" Parker, Cork Proctor and Carolyn Hamilton, Charly Raymond, Steve Rossi, Toni Sandoval, Nelson Sardelli, Doug Taylor, and Larry Taylor.

Gordie Brown & Birthday Boy Carme Pitrello

Travis Cloer Stars at Smith Center

And Monday, the 16th, we were in the Cabaret Jazz club at The Smith Center for Travis Cloer's My Place For the Holidays show. The Jersey Boys star and recording artist brought his versatile voice and brand new Christmas show to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for one night only. With Keith Thompson at the piano, plus an ensemble of top musicians - Danny Falcone, Eric Tewalt, Keith Nelson, Nathan Tanouye and Brian Czach - Travis' song choices included Thompson's penned "Christmas Is My Favorite Time of Year" opener, along with "Winter Wonderland," "a jazzy version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," Dan Fogelberg's "Same Old Lang Syne," "Away in a Manger" (with beautiful accompaniment by musician Keith Nelson), Richard Cheese's funny "Christmas In Las Vegas," "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," and more, Cloer's show and performance were reminiscent of an old holiday TV special, and that's a good thing. There was a blend of traditional holiday classics performed in collaboration with special guests such as Jersey Boys star Graham Fenton (who teamed up with Travis on "Mary Did You Know,", Las Vegas performer Niki Scalera (joining Travis in "White Christmas" and "The Prayer"), comedy vocal trio The Apple Sisters (performing the oh, so visual "Puddin'" song), and Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno. This special holiday performance left all who attended with warm feelings of the Season in their hearts. A big hand to show producer, Jeanne Bavaro.

On Wednesday (yep, we were out again), we spotted actor/singer Bill Nolte (Franz Liebkind in the Vegas production of Mel Brooks' The Producers, and more recently, as Tony in the classic Frank Loesser musical, The Most Happy Fella, at the famed Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut) having lunch at a southeast Las Vegas neighborhood establishment. Nolte, who lives in New York, owns a home here, which gives him a good reason to come visit every once in a while. Bill will be starring as Tevya in Fiddler On the Roof at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, North Carolina, from January 23rd through February 16th.

Bill Nolte in Vegas

Melody & Emma Leibow

And speaking of Jersey Boys, all through December, cast member, Jeff Leibow, who plays Nick Massi in the popular production, partnered with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to help raise money and awareness of Neurofibromatosis. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder of the nervous system, which causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. This progressive disorder affects all races, all ethnic groups and both sexes equally. NF is one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States (one in every 2,500 to 3,000 births). The neurofibromatoses affects more than 100,000 Americans; ranking it up there with Cystic Fibrosis, hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington's Disease and Tay Sachs. During December, patrons at neighborhood Las Vegas/Henderson Coffee Bean locations could donate to NF Network at the register when they get their coffee. With any contribution, you get to sign your name to a "dangler" with the NF Network logo which gets placed on the wall of the store. The result is NF Network not only gets the total of the contributions from all the Coffee Beans in Las Vegas and Henderson, but every time someone walks into one of the stores and sees the walls covered with the NF Network logo, awareness is raised as well. Leibow, and fellow Jersey Boys cast mates, Deven May (who portrays Tommy Devito) and Graham Fenton (who alternates with Travis Cloer as Frankie Valli), made special appearances at both the District at Green Valley and Town Square Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores, where they sang Christmas carols, posed for photos and signed autographs for the customers. Jeff Leibow and his wife, Melody, are the parents of Emma, who was diagnosed with NF when she was nine months old. With his daughter Emma as inspiration, Jeff started NF Hope, which does other educational and fundraising for research events during the year.

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Friday the 13th, was far from unlucky for one very lucky gambler at the MGM Grand one week ago. A Florida man became a multi-millionaire after hitting a slot machine jackpot at the MGM last weekend. Slot manufacturer, IGT, says the player won $10.03 million on a Megabucks machine. The machine is part of Nevada's progressive slot system. In November, another player won an even bigger jackpot from a Megabucks machine at the MGM Grand, the Strip's largest casino. That player took home $12.46 million.

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Martin Kreloff Says ART (1976)

Martin Kreloff STILL Says ART

Last year's Art Basel Week kicked off with a much talked-about tribute to Miami, Florida's arts pioneers - alongside the city's new cultural visionaries - with the retrospective of visionary artist Martin Kreloff's 1976 "Miami Says Art" (which 36 years ago brought together the city's then up-and-coming arts luminaries to look into his camera and exclaim "ART"). During last year's Art Basel Week, Kreloff, who is a 10 year Las Vegas resident, reunited cast members from his original 1976 show alongside Miami's current crop of cultural champions, all coming together to help create a new time-capsule honoring Miami's arts evolution, and providing a window into the city's bright future as an art destination. The photos and resulting artwork have been kept under lock-and-key for a whole year, and the much-anticipated installation will be revealed for the first time at a preview reception for the media, earlier this month, at the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove. MIAMI SAYS ART 2 features a wall series of portraits by Kreloff, featuring some of the original 1976 cast alongside Miami's new museum directors, gallerists, performing arts leaders and directors of cultural institutions (all once again looking at the camera and proclaiming "ART!"). Kreloff has also collaborated with Miami artist Gustavo Oviedo on a black-box installation featuring video, projections and sound art, "Art Euphoria" melding photos, original artwork, video and sound recordings for an experiential walk-through time capsule. Last year's tribute reprised the original 1976 art happening, gathering more than 100 arts leaders alongside original cast members. Kreloff and Oviedo are asking last year's participants to send in voice-recordings via their mobile phones, saying the word "ART," to incorporate into the black box installation as sound art. The artist Martin Kreloff says: "After many years of living and working on the West Coast, Miami welcomed me back with open arms, as if it was urging me to return home ... and what a homecoming it has become! From the sleepy burg I first encountered when I moved to Miami in 1967, the city has exploded into a vibrant and vital cultural destination that pulsates with the glow of a world class art scene. Playing off the original concept of the 1976 show, we photographed Miami's cultural and artistic leaders (both past and present) last year during Art Basel week, jubilantly proclaiming the word "ART!" From that jumping off point, I've taken the photos and added the playful, colorful psychedelic patterns that were utilized in the artwork from the 1976 show. I've also collaborated with Miami artist Gustavo Oviedo on a black box multimedia installation. What will this year's MIAMI SAYS ART be like? All I can say is … Miami: You really know how to say ART!." Martin Kreloff's work is held by the New York Museum of Modern Art and dozens of other prestigious galleries, museums and corporate collections across America. His art sparkles with contemporary themes, often built around classic art references, bits of whimsy, and stars of yesteryear. Born in Brooklyn, Kreloff started painting when he was only 12 and began studying formally at the Brooklyn Museum, continuing on at the famed Parsons School of Design. He garnered a BFA and an MFA at the University of Miami. Many of his paintings found their way into the personal collections of some of the nation's most accomplished celebrities including Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Ann Miller, Esther Williams and Gloria Vanderbilt. With more than 25 solo shows to his credit, Kreloff has been commissioned to create artwork for Warner Bros.; Universal Pictures; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Nielsen/National Research Group; Harley-Davidson; Bloomingdale's; The American Civil Liberties Union; The Miami Herald; and The San Francisco Chronicle. Heralding its 30th anniversary with the completion of more than $10 million in extensive renovations, The Mayfair Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of Miami's historic "first neighborhood," The Village of Coconut Grove. The boutique architectural gem is the only Gaudi-inspired hotel in the United States, an artistic masterpiece that blends Art Nouveau, Asian and Old World European inspirations.

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Britney Spears, Larry Edwards & Derrick Barry by Denise Truscello

Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas stars, Larry Edwards and Derrick Barry, made quite an impression on Britney Spears during her grand arrival in Las Vegas, and neither one of the gents were wearing their usual stage getup. Larry portrays Tina Turner and a funny Beyonce in the female impersonator revue, and Derrick plays, surprise, Britney! The boys really caught the eye of Vegas' newest headliner (Larry's pink feather boa helped). The real Britney even posted a photo of Larry Edwards on her "personal Instagram! More than 1.94 million followers have seen the photo, with 87,000 people clicking the "like" button. Britney said about Larry, "How totally Vegas is he?…OMG!...Love him" Unfortunately, the photo from the Instagram did not translate well to Cousin Claire's sources, so we are using a photo by Denise Truscello, of the Real Britney, Larry and Derrick Barry (as himself) getting Britney's autograph. What an exciting moment for Derrick to get Britney's autograph, and Proud Larry to get a shout out on Britney's Instagram from Britney herself. As for Larry, he has never met a camera he didn't love, or a camera who didn't love him back. Once again, he became "front page news" when photographed as a participant in the annual Great Santa Run in downtown Las Vegas. Congrats gentlemen!

Larry Edwards - Santa Run 2013

Leigh Zimmerman

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A follow-up on our Haunted Hotel story in last Friday's column. Comic impressionist Rich Natole, who works in the Bonkerz Comedy Club in the ghostly downtown Plaza, was talking to one of the hotel maids, who tells him that she has also experienced things in there. Pretty much the same stuff as him - doors slamming, etc. One housekeeper said she was cleaning a restroom upstairs a while back. Nobody was up there and she kept hearing a child crying and a dog barking by where the child sound was. "Spooky, hah? Never a dull moment at the Plaza," says Rich.

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Exciting news from London. As many Claire Voyant readers know, the talented and beautiful Leigh Zimmerman won the Olivier Award earlier this year for her performance in A Chorus Line. Now she has been nominated for the What's On Stage Awards as best Featured Actress in a Musical (again for A Chorus Line). The awards show is in February, and the awards are voted on strictly by the public, so anyone can vote (but you can only vote once). Leigh was selected from 80,000 nominations this year (well, 81,001, if you count the vote of her proud husband, entertainer Domenick Allen). The next step is to get people to vote, so she can win the award! She is in second place now…so every vote is precious and every vote counts. Although you can only vote once, you can go back on the website and see the progress of who is ahead at any time. Here is the link to post in your emails or FB or Twitter.

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The movie and music community is mourning the loss of some major stars who passed away in just a little more than a week.
Eleanor Parker died on December 9th at the age of 91. The actress appeared in some 80 movies and television series. She was called Woman of a Thousand Faces, because of her versatility. That was also the title of her biography by Doug McClelland. Her most famous role was playing Baroness Elsa Schrader in The Sound of Music.

Filmmaker Tom Laughlin, who shot to fame as the rugged half-breed action hero Billy Jack, died on December 12th in Thousand Oaks, California, surrounded by his family. He was 82 years old. While involved at one point with just about every facet of the film business, Laughlin may be best known for his series of Billy Jack films. He had been married to Delores Taylor since 1954. She co-produced and acted in all four of the Billy Jack movies. In addition to acting, Tom was a producer, director and screenwriter, and drew attention for a ground-breaking promotion campaign on 1974's The Trial of Billy Jack. The first film he directed was The Proper Time in 1957, followed by The Young Sinner in 1960, marking the first time that he wrote, directed and starred in a film, Laughlin was an iconoclast. In the early 1960s, he temporarily left his film career behind to start a Montessori preschool in Santa Monica that became the largest school of its kind in the United States. In recent years, he became involved in psychology and domestic abuse counseling, writing several books on Jungian psychology and developing theories on the causes of cancer. He ran for President of the United States in 1992, 2004, and 2008. His early career as an actor found him parts in feature films including Tea and Sympathy and South Pacific, along with the original Gidget. His first starring role was in Robert Altman's 1957 film, The Delinquents. Laughlin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Delores, his three children, five grandchildren, and his sister Joan. One tin soldier rides away.

Peter O'Toole passed away on December 14th. He was 81. The Irish actor attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and began working in the theater, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic and with the English Stage Company, before making his film debut in 1959. He achieved stardom playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. He received seven further Oscar nominations – for Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982) and Venus (2006) – and holds the record for the most Academy Award acting nominations without a win. He won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA and an Emmy, and was the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award in 2003.

British-born actress, Joan Fontaine, the sister of Olivia de Havilland, passed away on December 15th, at 96. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year. In 1941, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The following year, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hitchcock's Suspicion, making Fontaine the only actor to ever win an Academy Award in a film directed by Hitchcock. Fontaine and her elder sister de Havilland are the only set of siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards. During the 1940s to the 1990s, Fontaine continued her career in roles on the stage and in radio, television and film. She released her autobiography, No Bed of Roses, in 1978. After a career spanning over fifty years, Fontaine made her last on-screen appearance in 1994.

Country music singer, songwriter and guitarist, Ray Price, died of cancer on December 16th. He was 87. His wide-ranging baritone has often been praised as among the best male voices of country music. Some of his well-known recordings include "Release Me," "Crazy Arms," "Heartaches by the Number," "For the Good Times," "Night Life," and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me." He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996, and, even into his late 80s, continued to record and tour.

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We are sharing some of the greeting cards we received via snail-mail (not too many folks do that these days, and why should they). In the card from artist Austine Wood, shown with her, left to right, are James, Vicki, David, Austine herself, Jodi, and the studio mascots, Gypsy and Josephine (team members not pictured are Cara, Diana and Erika). Also, since there was no good way to show Charlie Frye's annual creation via computer, we are putting in a link for readers to go to see just how the message and drawings "work." Charlie and Sherry Frye travel around the globe doing their comedy juggling/magic act. It is obvious that Charlie is very good in more than just one of the arts. Check this out:

By the way, it is Charlie Frye who created Claire Voyant's logo portrait used at the top of her columns.

Nancy & Ron Andrews

Kenny Mazlow

Artist Austine Wood & Team

Marty Allen & Karon Kate Blackwell

David Pomeranz

Mary Marcella & Freckles

Team Frankie Laine

Mary G & Family

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We would also like to share some of our favorite holiday music by a few of our talented friends, Martin Nievera doing "All That I Want This Christmas," and the ladies of Dangerous Curves - Lisa Smith, Karen Michaels and Margaret "Gret" Menzies - music video of "I'll Be Home For Christmas."

Martin's song:

Dangerous Curves song:

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Happy birthday to the following Sagittarius celebrants (Nov. 23-Dec. 21): Miley Cyrus, Bruce Vilanch, Bruce Hornsby, Amy Grant, Rich Little, Tina Turner, John McVie, Linda Davis, Rick Rockwell, Randy Newman, Jon Stewart, Paul Shaffer, Berry Gordy Jr., Garry Shandling, Howie Mandel, Chuck Mangione, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Idol, Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Dianne Lennon, Charlene Tilton, Sarah Silverman, Artie Butler, Larry "Wild" Wrice, Britney Spears, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Ozzy Osbourne, Wink Martindale, Freddy Cannon, Jay-Z, John Rzeznik, Little Richard, Jose Carreras, Jim Messina, Margaret Cho, Gary Allen, Steven Wright, Tom Waits, Aaron Carter, Mario Cantone, Gary Morris, Gregg Allman, Sinead O'Connor, James Galway, Donny Osmond, Gloria Loring, Bobby Flay, Tommy Kirk, Rita Moreno, David Gates, Brenda Lee, Jermaine Jacksun (new spelling of last name as of 2013), Mo'Nique, Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue), Sheila E., Taylor Swift, John Davidson, Morris Day, Abbe Lane, Patty Duke, Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn), Tim Conway, Cindy Birdsong (Supremes), Julie Taymor, Dave Clark, Benny Andersson (ABBA), Jim Gibbons (former Nevada State Governor), Manny Pacquiao, Art Neville, Keith Richards, Roger Smith, Christina Aguilera, Ron White, Criss Angel, Alan Parsons, Jane Fonda, Ray Romano, Andy Dick, Harley Akers, Mark Giovi, Beverly Washburn, Murray SawChuck, Louise Busschers Wrice, Shea Mitchell Satterwhite, Linda Glynn Lashever, Larry Henley, Mac King, Damian Costa, Johnny Pate, Joni Illi, Wes Winters, Doug Breniser, Skip Trenier, Tim Olsen, Dana Satterwhite, Roger Caldwell, Danny Cohen, Paul Lowden, Bill Fayne, George Verbiwski, and Gene Balmain. In case you didn't know it, Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Connie Francis and Dionne Warwick, were all born on December 12th - Sinatra in 1915, Williams in 1918, Francis in 1938, and Warwick in 1940.
And happy anniversary to Ken and Melissa Miles Gardner, Dick and Melissa Feeney, and Steven Lee and Brenda Leonard Cowart.

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Galaxy Theatres announces the completion of the final phase of upgrades to become a full Luxury+ branded theater at the location inside Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas, at 2121 East Craig Road. The newly named Galaxy Cannery Luxury+ Theatre will now have all the same amenities as Galaxy Theatres in Henderson, including: Luxury+ seating, a Digital Fusion Experience (DFX) auditorium and Dolby Atmos™ sound, as well as their signature gourmet sausage bar to pair with the selections of beer and wine on tap. The first film to premiere and be shown in the fully upgraded theatre will be The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. The film will be shown in a high frame rate (HFR), RealD 3D and utilizing Dolby Atmos sound technology in Galaxy Theatres' exclusive DFX auditorium. The newly transformed 14-auditorium theater now features Luxury+ signature amenities at no extra cost including:
Cushioned leatherette reclining seats with powered footrests and attached snack tables, Extra wide rows allowing patrons to pass in front without having to put the footrest down, All reserved seating, All stadium seating, All digital sound and projection, Beer and wine on tap, and Gourmet sausage bar. "Galaxy Theatres opened the first Luxury+ designed theater in Green Valley earlier this year and the demand for another theater was overwhelming. Soon after, we began making upgrades to our already existing location at Cannery Casino & Hotel to give even more residents the same great premium movie experience," said Rafe Cohen, president of Galaxy Theatres. "Now that the upgrades are complete there's even more amenities to explore at this location including beer on tap and wine service as well as a gourmet sausage bar. We invite everyone to come out and experience the movies in a whole new way with all that a Luxury+designed theater has to offer." In addition to Luxury+ amenities, Galaxy Cannery Theatres features its exclusive Digital Fusion Experience (DFX) auditorium with recently added Dolby Atmos™ sound technology, providing a powerful new listening experience to the audience. The DFX auditorium showcases a wall-to-wall and floor to ceiling 65 ft. screen, and a high frame rate 4K digital projector from Christie Digital. Along with the new Dolby Atmos sound technology, this digital projection system offers viewings of digitally created movies with ultimate color and clarity to produce a powerful, lifelike movie experience. The auditorium is also equipped with RealD 3D. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, or same day at the box office. iPhone and Android users can also find movies and show times and purchase tickets on-the-go with the official Galaxy Theatres smart phone app. Download is free in the app store. No printing necessary. Display your on-screen ticket purchase to the door person or Guest Services. For show times call (702) 639-9779.

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