Krave Massive and Guest House Films Partner
To Launch LGBT Movie Theater in World’s Biggest Gay Nightclub
(LOS ANGELES) – Soon to become the world’s biggest gay nightclub, Krave Massive announced today a new partnership with Guest House Films, a Los Angeles-based film production and distribution company, to open an LGBT movie theater within the nightclub. Officially known as Guest House Theaters at Krave Massive, the movie theater will launch in conjunction with the nightclub’s official grand opening this Spring and will feature two screens dedicated to showing LGBT films year-round.
Guest House Films co-founders Rob Williams and Rodney Johnson will be responsible for programming films for the theaters. They will work with fellow filmmakers and distributors to book a diverse collection of gay-themed feature films, ranging from the latest crowd-pleasers to retrospectives of the works of gay directors and special screenings of popular LGBT films from the past. In addition, filmgoers will have a chance to meet filmmakers and actors at select screenings. The theaters are scheduled to be open four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday.
Having produced six highly popular indie gay films in the past seven years, launched a successful distribution operation for gay-themed films, and established strong relationships with LGBT film festivals and distributors, Guest House Films is ideally suited to identify the best films available in this genre and work with Krave Massive to bring them to Las Vegas audiences.
“When I first met with Kelly Murphy and learned about his plans for Krave Massive, I was immediately caught up in his infectious desire to create and promote the best entertainment for our community,” said Johnson. “His goals are closely aligned with what Guest House Films is doing, so a collaboration to bring the finest in gay cinema to Las Vegas just seemed a natural fit right from the beginning.”
“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,” said 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 for their movies in a theater whose sole mission is to support LGBT films.”
“Our partnership with Guest House Films is just another element that will help to make Krave Massive a truly unique entertainment experience for the community,” Murphy said. “We are excited to feature these great films and bring LGBT nightlife to the next level with what our venue will offer.”
When Krave Massive opens, it will take over the space formerly occupied by the 14-screen, 80,000-square-foot Galaxy 11 multiplex on the third floor of Downtown Las Vegas’ Neonopolis on historic Fremont Street, located one floor above Drink & Drag. Krave Las Vegas is currently being hosted at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino’s Crown Theater and Nightclub, prior to it reopening as Krave Massive.
Krave Massive will host five different themed dance rooms, each featuring a distinct musical flavor, for fans of House, Top 40, Hip-Hop, Country, and Latin music.
For more information on Guest House Films, visit www.guesthousefilms.com orwww.facebook.com/guesthousefilms, or follow Guest House Films on Twitter (@guesthousefilms). For more information on Krave Massive, visitwww.kravemassive.com or www.kravelasvegas.com, or call (323) 386-2300, ext. 1.
About Guest House Films
Founded by Rob Williams and Rodney Johnson in 2005, Guest House Films LLC has quickly become one of the industry’s most prolific and acclaimed independent gay film production and distribution companies. It has produced six films to date, including Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Make the Yuletide Gay, Role/Play andThe Men Next Door. In 2011, it became the newest LGBT film distributor with the release of Role/Play, and in 2012, it kicked off the successful release of its short-film compilation series with Black Briefs and Blue Briefs. Last November, the company also released the touching and inspiring Australian documentary, The Doctor’s Wife, on DVD.