Celebrate Nevada Day weekend by learning about the early history of Las Vegas and enjoying some classic Halloween movies. The first three episodes of “The City of Las Vegas” historical documentary will be shown consecutively each day on KCLV-TV Channel 2 on Cox Cable (1002 in HD) and streamed via kclv.tv/live, the GoVegas app and on the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms. To find the documentary and additional city programming, search “GoVegas.” Here is the weekend documentary schedule:
- Friday, Oct. 29, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 30, 12 – 4 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Also enjoy three classic Halloween movies Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31, on KCLV-TV and all the above platforms. Here is the Halloween movie schedule:
- “House on Haunted Hill” Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 31, at 8:30 p.m.
- “The Last Man on Earth” Sunday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m.
- “Little Shop of Horrors” Sunday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.
Funded by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, the documentary episodes start with “The City of Las Vegas: The Early Years,” followed by “The City of Las Vegas: The Twenties” and then “The City of Las Vegas: The Thirties.” Part 1 of the documentary was released May 15, 2019, and focused on the founding and first 20 years of the community; Part 2 was released May 15, 2020, and focused on the 1920s. Part 3 was released May 15, 2021, and focused on the 1930s, including the building of Hoover Dam. Part 4 of the series, “The Forties,” is currently in production and will premiere May 15, 2022. All episodes were produced by Boyd Productions LLC.
“There is no place like Las Vegas,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said. “Our fascinating history has shaped Nevada, greatly contributing to the state as we became the world’s most popular destination. Everyone is invited to watch these first three episodes of the documentary chronicling the history of our unique home.”
The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial has established a grant program to support community initiatives that are of a historic nature, by utilizing the revenue generated from the special commemorative Las Vegas Centennial license plate.
The plate is available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and features the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign designed by Betty Whitehead Willis in 1959, which still stands in the median island south of Tropicana Avenue on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Since 2005, the commission has awarded more than $21 million in grants to projects like the Las Vegas Days Parade and Rodeo, as well as the restored, vintage neon signs that are in the medians on Las Vegas Boulevard downtown. The funds also have helped preserve the city’s history through projects at the Historic Westside School, the Neon Museum, and the Mob Museum.
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