A look back at CineVegas

    • December 10-13, 1998

      The first CineVegas is held at Bally’s, with satellite events at the Huntridge and the Gold Coast. Honorees include Lynn Redgrave and Rod Steiger.

    • March 12, 2002

      New fest owners hire Sundance programmer Trevor Groth to head up programming.

    • June 21, 2003

      An ailing, drug-addled Hunter S. Thompson makes a disastrous return to Las Vegas to promote the documentary Breakfast With Hunter—and gets tons of media attention.

    • June 11-19, 2004

      After receiving the Marquee Award for lifetime achievement in 2003, actor Dennis Hopper joins the festival as chairman of the Creative Advisory Board.

    • June 6, 2007

      The ninth edition opens with a premiere of Ocean’s Thirteen that raises more than $1 million for charity.

    • September 25, 2009

      Festival organizers announce the cancellation of the 2010 festival. No further editions have been planned.

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