Monday, 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.
How were the movies?
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.
Is it a little sad there are almost no more drive-ins?
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