The World of Darkness

El Portal Theatre (Consilium)

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The Theater now serves as the meeting place of the city's willworkers when the Consilium calls one. It is heavily warded and fortified.






Opened by William Pike and future Las Vegas Mayor Ernie Cragin in 1928, the theater, located at 310 Fremont St., was the city's first, and at times only, movie theater. The theater was the first air-conditioned building in Las Vegas. Now home to a gift shop, the hacienda-style exterior and the interior beams are all that remains of the movie house's historic architecture. The interior of the theater was never gutted, however, in this WoD. The stairway, balcony and seating are El Portal's luxe offerings (and not forgetting the box seats with leather chairs, lofty beams, sparkling chandeliers and a mighty Wurlitzer organ).

As a cultural center of Las Vegas, El Portal reigned through the coming of talkies in 1929, the Depression years of the '30s, the World War II years of the '40s and into the '50s. Frank Sinatra introduced the movie "The Joker is Wild" at its Hollywood-style premiere, held at the El Portal Theater in 1957.