When Krave Massive opens this spring in Las Vegas, owner Kelly Murphy says it’ll be the largest full-time gay club in the world. But it won’t just be a place to get your groove on—the sprawling Fremont Street attraction will also be home to a movie theater showing LGBT-centric flicks on two screens.
Murphy, who also brought drag-queen bowling to Sin City, has teamed up with Guest House Films co-founders Rob Williams and Rodney Johnson on The Guest House Theaters at Krave Massive, as the cineplex will be known.
Williams and Johnson say they’re planning on scheduling new fare, retrospectives, special screenings and premieres, and will invite filmmakers and actors to select shows: “This is an exciting opportunity not only for Las Vegas moviegoers to see a wide variety of LGBT films on the big screen, but also for filmmakers to secure a theatrical screening for their work and reach a new audience outside of the traditional film festival circuit,” explains Williams. “We know how hard it can be to get a gay-themed movie into a ‘mainstream’ theater, so we look forward to working with Krave Massive to help both new and established filmmakers gain exposure.”
While the roster of films hasn’t been announced, co-sponsor Guest House Films has produced numerous LGBT flicks, including Long-Term Relationship, Make the Yuletide Gay,The Men Next Door and The Doctor’s Wife (right), about a gay MD who moves to rural Australia with his partner.