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Las Vegas police investigating break-in at Serf Theatre

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By David Giuliani

Las Vegas police said they are investigating a burglary of the Serf Theatre on Douglas Street, which took place last week.

Police Chief Gary Gold said his department has a suspect in the burglary. He said he didn’t want to provide details yet of the incident because it may compromise the investigation.

The Serf Theatre, owned by Las Vegas resident Edward Maloof, has been unoccupied for much of the last three years.

For a few months last year, Las Vegas businessman Chris Lopez showed movies once in a while. As Maloof’s tenant, he also put his office for the Las Vegas Times in that building, but he moved out of there late last year. His newspaper, now called the Tri-County News-Times, reportedly still has an office in Santa Rosa, but the newspaper, which circulates in Las Vegas, hasn’t been seen in three weeks here.

Under Lopez’s management, the Serf showed the New Mexico premiere of the movie “No Country for Old Men,” which attracted hundreds of residents.

Much of that movie was filmed in Las Vegas; it received the Academy Award for Best Picture.