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Las Vegans may recognize scenes from movies Sunday at drive-in

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By Dave Kavanaugh

The idea of Cold War-era enemies invading middle America via a paratrooper landing may seem a bit dated in these post-9-11 days, but in the mid-1980s, as tensions between the U.S. and former Soviet Union reached an apex, it was a pretty scary concept.

That invasion was the idea that kicked off “Red Dawn,” the 1984 film that borrowed Las Vegas for the fictional setting of Calumet, Colo.


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