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In Memory of ‘Outdoor Movie Pioneer’ Anthony Rudman

Anthony Rudman Sr.

Tony Rudman, founder of Utah’s Westates Theatres chain, has died. He was 84.

The cinema chain was once the largest in the West and continues to operate more than 70 screens in four states.

Rudman died Aug. 6, six days short of his 85th birthday, after suffering a fall outside his home, said his son, T.J. Rudman.

“He’s a self-made man, and extremely successful, and he worked very, very hard,” the younger Rudman said of his father.

Rudman was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Scofield, Utah. He started working at age 12, herding sheep. He made enough money to pay for his own tuition at Wasatch Academy when he was 15.

At 17, he enlisted with four other Carbon County boys in the United States Marine Corps. They served in the Pacific in World War II, in the first wave of troops in Tarawa and Saipan. Rudman was wounded, taking shell fragments in his legs that remained for the rest of his life. He was the only one of that Carbon County group to survive the war.

Rudman got into the movie business in the 1950s as a film runner, getting paid $25 a week. He then worked as a film buyer for RKO Pictures and later started his own film buying and booking service. In 1958, he bought his first theater, the Davis Drive-In in Layton.

Among the theaters Rudman had a hand in opening were the Water Gardens Cinema in Pleasant Grove, the Tooele Cinema 6 in Tooele and the now-defunct Trolley Theatres and Trolley Corners multiplexes near downtown Salt Lake City.

The Westates chain now operates the Holladay Cinema 6 in Salt Lake City, the Tooele theater, three multiplexes in Logan, two in Cedar City and five in St. George — as well as theaters in Page, Ariz., Elko and Mesquite, Nev., and Montpelier, Idaho.

Rudman was a hands-on business owner. “He knew every nail, he knew every projector, he knew every sound system,” his son said. “He never missed a paycheck, never missed paying one of his employees.”

Rudman married Shirley Ernstsen in 1946, and they had two children: Shonnie Kay and Tony Jay. Shirley died in 1964.

Besides his children, Rudman is survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, his longtime companion Leone Clyde, and his only sibling, his brother Joseph Rudman.

A memorial service is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, what would have been his 85th birthday, at the Holladay Cinema 6, 1945 E. Murray-Holladay Road (4795 South), Salt Lake City. A graveside service is scheduled for noon at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City.


Las Vegas, Nevada: Town Square's Movies in the Square features Outdoor Movies

Town Square’s Movies in the Square program concludes this season on September 17th with a free screening of Hook (PG) . Movie-goers can watch the movie in Town Square Park on a 25 ft. by 35 ft. screen starting at sundown.

Children’s activities will be provided prior to the start of the movie. Seating is on a first come first serve basis and patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets All events are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change.

Town Square
6605 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Source: http://savelv.com/free-outdoor-movies-in-the-square-at-town-square-8/


Pahrump, Nevada: K-7 Pizza and Lounge Present Al Fresco Movies in Pahrump, Nevada

Al Fresco Movies Screened in Pahrump, NevadaLooking for dinner and a movie for a perfect date or family night out? Look no further. K-7 Pizza and Lounge in Pahrump, Nevada have begun to show al fresco movies on their garden patio. July 25 marks the debut of K-7’s outdoor movies with a film recently released on DVD. I was not able to find out the title of the film, most likely due to copyright issues, but K-7 describes it as the story of what happens when a teacher opens a time capsule buried long ago at his son’s elementary school and the involvement of his family leading him to believe they play a role in the events about to unfold.

There is a $5 cover charge to see the al fresco films, and alcohol is served at the lounge so all minors will need to be accompanied by an adult above the age of 21. Seating on the patio is limited to 50 people on a first-come, first-served basis. So be sure to claim your spot for pizza and an outdoor movie at K-7 Lounge.

The outdoor film will be screened from July 25 to July 31, at 8pm each night. Click here for more information about the al fresco films: K-7 Pizza and Lounge official website.


Las Vegas, Nevada: Outdoor Film Screenings on an Inflatable Screen at the CineVegas Film Festival

Outdoor Movies at the CineVegas Film Festival in Las Vegas, NevadaMonday, the festivities at the CineVegas Film Festival were ending with a highly unusual outdoor cinema screening in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. News 3’s Steve Crupi reports that six days of screenings and partying are coming to an end. The film festival ended Sunday and the serious movie-watching is over. But Monday night, CineVegas went outdoors to celebrate another big year – this time with a big outdoor film from 1958 called “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.”

Putting on an old, drive-in style outdoor movie event in downtown Las Vegas takes quite an effort, such as erecting a huge inflatable screen for the showing of the film. The campy classic from the hey-day of drive-in movies marks the end of six non-stop days of film screenings at CineVegas.

Steve Crupi: How were the movies?

Morgan Gould: Great. A lot of actors came in and were intimate with the people. I got to see “Winnebago Man,” “Mercy,” and now “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.” The outdoor movie night brought back a lot of good memories for old-time drive-in movie aficionados.

Steve Crupi: Is it a little sad there are almost no more drive-ins?

Thomas Klaumenzer: Definitely. You’re out in the open, you’re doing your thing with it. And now, with the outdoor movie screenings over, festival organizers say they’ll party one last time Monday night before looking forward to CineVegas 2010.

One of the top prizes this year was awarded to a documentary shot here in Las Vegas. And yes, it is a gambling movie, called “All In: The Poker Movie.” This year’s CineVegas festival included 55 movies, narrowed down from more than 1,200 films submitted for the competition.

Source: “CineVegas Festival rolls the credits downtown” -KVBC News 3. Read full article at: http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=10540086&nav=15MV.


Las Vegas, Nevada: Free Outdoor Movies in the Square at Town Square

Free Outdoor Movies in the Square at Town Square

Outdoor Movies in Las Vegas, NevadaTown Square’s Movies in the Square program is back for a second showing this season. Movie-goers can watch their favorite flicks in Town Square Park the first and third Thursday of the month through September 17th. Films will all be rated G or PG and will be shown on a 25 ft. by 35 ft. screen starting at sundown in Town Square Park.

Children’s activities will be provided prior to the start of each movie. Seating is on a first come first serve basis and patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Movies in the Square is free to the public. All events are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change.

Following is the Movies in the Square schedule:

June 4 Bee Movie (PG)

June 18 Jumanji (PG)

July 2 E.T. (PG)

July 16 The Goonies (PG)

August 6 Shrek the 3rd (PG)

August 20 Toy Story 2 (G)

September 3 High School Musical 2 (NR)

September 17 Hook (PG)

Town Square
6605 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Source: http://savelv.com/free-outdoor-movies-in-the-square-at-town-square-3/


Las Vegas, Nevada: The Village at Lake Las Vegas Launches "Movies al Fresco"

The Village at Lake Las Vegas adds “Movies al Fresco” to their list of fun, ongoing summer activities. Beginning Thursday, June 4 these weekly, family-friendly outdoor movie nights are free and shown on the lawn at 8 p.m. The first hit from the big screen being shown is “Marley & Me” (PG).

Lake Las Vegas provides a beautiful backdrop for the large outdoor movie screen set up on the lawn and movie-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or low-back chair to use. Guests can make a night of it by enjoying a stroll through The Village shops or by having dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants before heading to the open air cinema.

Other hits being shown at the outdoor cinema in June are “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (PG) on June 11, “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” (PG) on June 18 and “Twilight” (PG-13) on June 25.

The lineup heats up with “Ironman” (PG-13) on July 2, “Mamma Mia” (PG-13) on July 9, “The Water Horse” (PG) on July 16, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (PG) on July 23 and “Breakin” (PG) on July 30.

“Shrek 3” (PG) will be shown on August 6 followed by “Ink Heart” (PG) on August 13 and “Bolt” (PG) on August 20.

All movies will be shown on the lakeside lawn at The Village which is located in Henderson at 15 Costa di Lago. Movie-goers should be advised that no coolers are allowed at these showings.

The Thursday addition of “Movies al Fresco” creates a fun-filled weekend lineup at The Village joining the already popular Friday night lakeside live music series and Saturday night’s “Jazz on the Lake” series.

Source: VegasNews. Read full article at: http://www.vegasnews.com/7656/the-village-at-lake-las-vegas-launches-movies-al-fresco-on-june-4-with-marley-me.html.


Las Vegas, Nevada: A Blast From the Past With Outdoor Movies at the Las Vegas Drive-In

Outdoor Movies at the Las Vegas Drive-In, NevadaBefore this past spring it had been about 20 years since I’d last been to an outdoor movie at a drive-in movie theater. Our neighbors discovered one not too far away from where we live and invited us all, so we headed out and had a blast. We went several more times last spring and this weekend it was finally cool enough to go again.

There’s not much that can change when it comes to a drive-in — even the concession stand is like stepping back in time to the 70’s (it’s been open since 1966), the same way the one I grew up with was (though that one is no longer around). The only differences between the one in my small hometown and the one here are that there are a lot more surrounding light and noise (you get used to it), and you no longer have to use the little metal boxes to hear the movie, just tune into a radio station.

It’s sad to me that drive-ins are such a rare find anymore. It was so exciting when mom would load up the car with blankets and pillows and a big bag of popcorn when we were kids and I was starting to think my own kids would never get that experience. Thankfully, they will!

West Wind Las Vegas 5 Drive-In
4150 W. Carey Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 646-3565

Source: The Las Vegas Adventurer. Read full article at: http://www.thelasvegasadventurer.com/las-vegas-drive-in-a-blast-from-the-past/


Las Vegas, Nevada: Outdoor Movies Off the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada

Outdoor Movies in Las Vegas, NevadaThere’s more than just casinos and bars in Las Vegas. With several outdoor movie events in and around the city, you’ll find the family events and summer entertainment you’ve been looking for. Here are three outdoor movie events you’ll find in Las Vegas:

Free Movies “Al Fresco” @ Lake Las Vegas

There is a lot of opportunity for free outdoor cinema viewing in the summer months. Lake Las Vegas does its “Movies Al Fresco” on Thursday nights between June and August with family classics, children’s movies and romantic comedies. You can bring a blanket, a lawn chair, but no coolers. The shows start at 8pm. Check out the website montelagovillage.com. MonteLago Village Lake Las Vegas Las Vegas NV. This past summer’s outdoor movie screenings included The Wizard of Oz, Dream Girls, Music & Lyrics, The Last Mimzy, The Goonies, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

Free Family Outdoor Movies in Henderson

The City of Henderson periodically hosts a free family outdoor movie event with a 40 foot screen. These are outdoor summer events with lawn seating so bring your blanket and picnic basket. Please no glass containers. The gates usually open at 7:30pm with movie at 8 or 8:30 pm. Call 702-267-4849 for more info or check visithenderson.com. Henderson Pavilion 200 S Green Valley Pky Henderson NV.

Free Family Outdoor Film Series

The City of Las Vegas is sponsoring free outdoor movies for families on Thursdays at 8pm. Bring a picnic, blankets, lawn chairs for wholesome family fun. Call 702-229-1087 or check website artslasvegas.org. Baker Park St Louis Ave & 10th St Las Vegas NV.

Coming Attractions:

– “The Ant Bully”
– “Over the Hedge”
– “Open Season”
– “Curious George: Show Me the Monkey”

Source: Sandra Off the Strip. http://www.sandraoffthestrip.com/2007/06/28/free-wed-outdoor-family-movies/