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Local film! The weird and wondrous fever-dream of William Powell's Sci Fi Center and other places and players making Las Vegas' film scene an adventure.

The Sci Fi Center: Las Vegas’ geektastic, underground clubhouse

March 5th, 2015

Local film! The weird and wondrous fever-dream of William Powell's Sci Fi Center and other places and players making Las Vegas' film scene an adventure.

  • Symphony Park is where it all begins—the dream of a new Downtown, a cultural and commercial hub, the soul of a real city.

    Symphony Park is where it all begins—the dream of a new Downtown, a cultural and commercial hub, the soul of a real city.

  • Because this city needs a giant ball pit.

    Because this city needs a giant ball pit.

  • The institution is located in the opposite direction of many popular Springs Preserve attractions.

    The institution is located in the opposite direction of many popular Springs Preserve attractions.

  • Are we excited? Mostly.
  • Snap away, but try not to annoy the rest of the world.

    Snap away, but try not to annoy the rest of the world.

  • A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.

    A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.

  • Fan of Parmigiano-Reggiano? Get the deets on the "Crack Heard Around the World" right here. Seriously.

    Fan of Parmigiano-Reggiano? Get the deets on the "Crack Heard Around the World" right here. Seriously.

  • “Even in areas where we’ve seen marriage equality pass, discrimination still exists. So it’s important for people to still get involved.”

    “Even in areas where we’ve seen marriage equality pass, discrimination still exists. So it’s important for people to still get involved.”

  • "There’s a beauty in the older models one may not see in newer cars."

    "There’s a beauty in the older models one may not see in newer cars."

  • Plus: Marquee Dayclub kicks off its 2015 season with Julian Jordan.

    Plus: Marquee Dayclub kicks off its 2015 season with Julian Jordan.

  • Plus: More dayclub openings!
  • The Dutch DJ/producer talks dropping his first record (at age 14), what sets his tracks apart and more.

    The Dutch DJ/producer talks dropping his first record (at age 14), what sets his tracks apart and more.

  • Where will you seek guidance from the emerald-hued muse?

    Where will you seek guidance from the emerald-hued muse?

  • The concert venue is routinely delivering solid live acts like Flight Facilities, who played this past weekend.

    The concert venue is routinely delivering solid live acts like Flight Facilities, who played this past weekend.

  • Plus: Benefits for Child Haven and Aid for AIDS of Nevada.

    Plus: Benefits for Child Haven and Aid for AIDS of Nevada.

  • Spot it on the marquee and in the registration lobby.

    Spot it on the marquee and in the registration lobby.

  • Located in Passaic, New Jersey, the Capitol Theatre was a concert venue that thrived throughout the ’70s and into the ’80s.

    Located in Passaic, New Jersey, the Capitol Theatre was a concert venue that thrived throughout the ’70s and into the ’80s.

  • Sellout crowds on consecutive nights welcomed the act with a surprising intensity and fists in the air.

    Sellout crowds on consecutive nights welcomed the act with a surprising intensity and fists in the air.

  • It's her most impersonal work yet.

    It's her most impersonal work yet.

  • Plus, False Cause signs with SquidHat and a new music video from Almost Normal.

    Plus, False Cause signs with SquidHat and a new music video from Almost Normal.

  • The album doesn’t shy away from pushing boundaries.

    The album doesn’t shy away from pushing boundaries.

  • Cabaret Jazz has bolstered its lineup of local headliners over the past year.

    Cabaret Jazz has bolstered its lineup of local headliners over the past year.

  •  Anytime the Whose Line Is It Anyway star wants to fill theaters here again, he’s welcome.

    Anytime the Whose Line Is It Anyway star wants to fill theaters here again, he’s welcome.

  • Shot mostly from a helicopter (occasionally a small fixed-wing plane) Light’s work is among the most compelling and awe-inducing visual representations speaking to the audacity of the Valley’s famous building boom.

    Shot mostly from a helicopter (occasionally a small fixed-wing plane) Light’s work is among the most compelling and awe-inducing visual representations speaking to the audacity of the Valley’s famous building boom.

  • Sarah Ruhl creates idiosyncratic plays that chart deep, unruly emotions with intelligence and humor.

    Sarah Ruhl creates idiosyncratic plays that chart deep, unruly emotions with intelligence and humor.

  • “This is all in his spirit, raising the money and keeping our American art form alive.”

    “This is all in his spirit, raising the money and keeping our American art form alive.”

  • Priebe takes the digital immediacy out of an image-based industry by painting oil portraits of Las Vegas talent.

    Priebe takes the digital immediacy out of an image-based industry by painting oil portraits of Las Vegas talent.

  • This show was initially produced for NBC but it's odder and darker than typical network fare.

    This show was initially produced for NBC but it's odder and darker than typical network fare.

  • Have you ever wondered what Jemaine and Bret from Flight of the Conchords would be like if they were vampires?

    Have you ever wondered what Jemaine and Bret from Flight of the Conchords would be like if they were vampires?

  • Satirizing show business is one of the easiest ways to score points with an audience and director David Cronenberg goes for the jugular with this one.

    Satirizing show business is one of the easiest ways to score points with an audience and director David Cronenberg goes for the jugular with this one.

  • Let's just say it's anything but exotic.

    Let's just say it's anything but exotic.

  • Ridiculously, he opened his shop two a half years ago. And the business that shouldn’t have worked, did.

    Ridiculously, he opened his shop two a half years ago. And the business that shouldn’t have worked, did.

  • Avengers and Star Wars? Of course. But are you up on your Crimson Peak and Hateful Eight?

    Avengers and Star Wars? Of course. But are you up on your Crimson Peak and Hateful Eight?

  • This hip new Indian restaurant is a different beast, with nary a buffet line in sight.

    This hip new Indian restaurant is a different beast, with nary a buffet line in sight.

  • The food is just more interesting at this neighborhood bar. Try making the skirt steak and crushed potatoes in your kitchen.

    The food is just more interesting at this neighborhood bar. Try making the skirt steak and crushed potatoes in your kitchen.

  • There are tons of different styles of pizza, but High Roller claims to make Vegas-style pizza.

    There are tons of different styles of pizza, but High Roller claims to make Vegas-style pizza.