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Take a break from the heat with The Nugget’s classic film festival

By ThisIsReno


WHAT: FREE Classic Movies During Hot August Nights

WHEN: Wed., Aug. 8 – Sat., Aug. 11; Starting at noon

WHERE: The Nugget’s Celebrity Showroom


Sparks, Nev. – Checking out all of the incredible classic cars is fun, but when that Northern Nevada afternoon sun hits, you may be looking for a break from the heat! That’s why John Ascuaga’s Nugget is happy to announce our Classic Film Festival during Hot August Nights.

It’s a free, family-friendly event that’s sure to be a crowd-favorite this year. Families are invited to come in, enjoy the air conditioning, and get wrapped up in the nostalgia of years past.

The Nugget will be showing three classic films in a row in the Celebrity Showroom starting at noon, Wednesday through Saturday, during Hot August Nights. Each of these afternoons will have a different movie star theme to honor the actors and actresses who defined the glamorous classic car era.

Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor will each get an afternoon in the Showroom, where Hot August Nights event-goers can sit back and watch their favorite movies back-to-back on the big screen!

There is no cost to get in, and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Nugget Classic Film Festival Schedule:

Wednesday, August 8:


12 noon: Blue Hawaii

2 p.m. – Viva Las Vegas

4 p.m. – King Creole


Thursday, August 9:


12 noon: Some Like it Hot

2 p.m. – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

4 p.m. – Seven Year Itch


Friday, August 10:


12 noon: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

2 p.m. – Cool Hand Luke

4 p.m. – The Sting


Saturday, August 11:


12 noon: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

2 p.m. – Butterfield 8

4 p.m. – Cleopatra


John Ascuaga’s Nugget is one of the few family-owned casino resorts left in the country. Founded as a coffee shop with a few slot machines on March 17, 1955, John Ascuaga has built the Nugget into a world-class, full-service gaming resort destination.

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