Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 1:04 p.m.
Map of Huntridge Theater
1208 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas
“Criminal Minds” star and Las Vegas native Matthew Gubler is lending a hand toward efforts to buy, renovate and reopen the historic Huntridge Theater in downtown Las Vegas.
Gubler plays genius Dr. Spencer Reid on the hit TV series, which debuted in 2005. The multifaceted talent is also a former fashion model who directs and paints. Dozens of his creepy-cool sketches, reminiscent of Ralph Steadman’s work for Hunter S. Thompson, with a touch of Timothy Burton thrown in, are viewable at matthewgraygubler.com
Gubler said he had recorded a voice-over for the Huntridge Theater crowdfunding campaign. Michael Cornthwaite, one of three partners of Huntridge Revival LLC, said Gubler’s narration will be part of a crowd video.
Friday makes the start of a crowdfunding campaign for the theater. Cornthwaite and his partners are hoping to raise $150,000 – 1 percent of the expected $15 million price tag to buy and renovate the building – in the next 45 days.
The partners want to take in as many donations as possible in amounts as small as $5 to show potential investors just how much valley residents support the idea of renovating the theater.
For more information, go to Save the Huntridge's website.