The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces March Promotions and Programs

The Corpse Reviver No.2 at The Underground; photo credit: The Mob Museum

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MARCH PROMOTIONS AND PROGRAMS

 

The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement featuring a speakeasy and distillery, announces special promotions, programs and events for March.

NASCAR Weekend, Feb. 27 through March 3, all day. Did you know that NASCAR has roots in Prohibition bootlegging? During Prohibition bootleggers used souped-up automobiles to stay ahead of law enforcement while transporting illegal whiskey on back roads in the dark of night. Racing these high-performance cars became a popular pastime among the “runners.” By the nature of their illegal liquor business, veering fast along curvy, mountainous roads, runners taught themselves to be the best stock car drivers of the era. As spring NASCAR Weekend kicks off in Las Vegas, The Underground will remember the bootleggers who paved the way with an $8 PBR and moonshine shot special.

Jazz Nights have been extended through popular demand, now taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 – 11 p.m.  Planned for the month of March will be performances by James Allen, Freddie B, The Old Fashions, Kai Brant and Amanda King.

  • James Allen performs with his jazz band, Rong 2 Right.
  • Freddie B possesses a deep, rich, distinctive baritone reminiscent of great jazz and has headlined at the Sahara Hotel and Casino, the Smith Center and other notable venues around Las Vegas.
  • The Old Fashions blend the best of the jazz and blues worlds with classics from Sinatra to Armstrong.
  • Kai Brant performs jazz, blues and pop classics and the duo was created out of Brant’s love of jazz and her desire to work with exceptional musicians.
  • Amanda King combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing.Jazz Night Performance Schedule:
    March 1 – James Allen
    March 2 – Freddie B
    March 8 – The Old Fashions
    March 9 – Kai Brant Jazz Duo
    March 15 – The Old Fashions
    March 16 – Amanda King
    March 22 – The Old Fashions
    March 23 – Amanda King
    March 29 – The Old Fashions
    March 30 – Kai Brant Jazz Duo

National Absinthe Day, Thursday, March 5 through 12, all day. Citing its alleged hallucinogenic qualities, Temperance Movement leaders pressured the American government to ban absinthe in 1912. Although Prohibition ended in 1933, absinthe remained banned in the United States until 2007! Sample this mysterious spirit with select absinthe cocktails available for half-price, including the Sazerac, Death in the Afternoon and the Corpse Reviver No. 2. No, you are not hallucinating—this deal is the Bee’s Knees!

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 14 through 17, all day. Did you know, alcohol sales were prohibited on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland from 1927 to 1961? The Underground will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long with a Guinness and Irish whiskey shot special for $10.

Wiseguy Wednesday: Trivia Night at The Underground, Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Is there anything more satisfying than drinking and thinking at the same time? The Mob Museum’s monthly Trivia Night is a fun and fact-filled contest to find out who can have the best time while also showing off their knowledge in a range of vintage Las Vegas, organized crime and law enforcement-related categories. Of course, there’s no better setting for such an activity than The Underground distillery, part of The Mob Museum’s Prohibition exhibition. The contest will feature four rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for teams finishing first, second and third. Complimentary entry with password “Trivia Night” at The Underground’s side entrance; teams should register in advance here.

Speakeasy Premier Program: Charleston Dance Instruction, Monday, March 25, 7 p.m. For one night, absorb the history of this iconic dance while learning the steps with instructor Mark Brunton. A swing dance instructor and social scene leader in Las Vegas for more than 15 years, Brunton enjoys sharing his passion for the music and movement of the Roaring twenties with anyone wanting to learn.

Distillery Tours, daily on the hour at 12, 1, 2 and 4 p.m. on weekdays; 12 to 5 p.m. on weekends. During these $12 tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. In addition, all visitors to the Museum may purchase souvenir bottles of Museum spirits in the speakeasy during these hours.

Happy Hour, Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories@MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Underground at The Mob Museum Announces Holiday “Cinn-City” Moonshine Flavor

 

The Underground’s Cinn-City Moonshine in 750-mL and 50-mL varieties.

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES “CINN-CITY,” LIMITED-EDITION HOLIDAY MOONSHINE FLAVOR, AVAILABLE
BEGINNING DEC. 19

The Underground, the new Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces Cinn-City, its festive moonshine infused with the flavors of the holiday season. As with all The Underground’s moonshine, this variety is house-made in the distillery’s 60-gallon, copper-pot still, the spirit is a Las Vegas corn whiskey made with double-distilled, 100-percent corn mash. Blended with the subtle spicy-sweetness of Ceylon cinnamon and the bolder heat of Saigon cinnamon, this moonshine showcases the extraordinary flavors that have made cinnamon a prized commodity through the ages.

The new holiday flavored moonshine will be available for purchase beginning Dec. 19 in The Underground’s distillery for $23.95 (750 ml) or $7.95 (50 ml). The original Mob Museum unflavored moonshine is offered for $20.95 (750 ml) or $6.95 (50 ml). Mix-and-match three-packs are also available: three 750-ml jars cost $39.95 (may include one Cinn-City jar) and 50-ml bottles are priced at $19.95.

The Mob Museum is open until 9 p.m. daily, while The Underground remains open until midnight. For more information, call (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @themobmuseum.

The Underground at The Mob Museum Launches Happy Hour, Announces Packaged Moonshine and Vodka for Sale

 

THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM LAUNCHES HAPPY HOUR, ANNOUNCES PACKAGED MOONSHINE AND VODKA FOR SALE 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its ongoing Happy Hour program in The Underground speakeasy exhibition. The speakeasy’s full-service bar purveys not only house-distilled moonshine and craft beer, but also wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and—of course—a tempting array of authentic, Prohibition-inspired cocktails. From 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, visitors can now enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.

In addition, visitors  can take a taste of Prohibition history home with them with The Underground’s house-distilled moonshine and proprietary vodka. The Underground Moonshine, a Las Vegas corn whiskey, is made with double-distilled, 100 percent corn mash on-site and measures a stiff 100 proof. Meanwhile, The Underground Vodka is handmade in Nevada and measures 80 proof. Moonshine and Vodka may be purchased starting at $19.95 for 750 milliliters and $5.99 for 50 milliliters.

In addition to sampling its spirited beverage collection, guests touring The Underground can learn about Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum running. Prohibition shut down thousands of breweries and distilleries across America, but it could not eliminate the public’s desire for alcohol. It simply forced the brewing and distilling of booze into the shadows, contributing significantly to the rise and proliferation of the Mob in America.

Numerous artifacts found in the distillery and speakeasy add depth and context to the experience. Items to be on display include a beaded chiffon dress, ca. 1926, which is an example of the new and bolder fashions that became popular during the Prohibition era, as well as a 5-gallon whiskey still, one of the smaller home stills used to make alcohol during Prohibition.

The Underground is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday until midnight. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.

For more information about Prohibition history, visit The Mob Museum’s online exhibition, prohibitionhistory.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a working speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

Locals Get Free Admission at The Mob Museum Nov. 15, Sponsored by Zappos

 

THE MOB MUSEUM CELEBRATES KEFAUVER DAY WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS, SPONSORED BY ZAPPOS, AND EXTENDED HOURS,
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15

WHAT:
The Mob Museum announces FREE admission for Nevada residents and buy-one, get-one admission for non-residents, sponsored by Zappos, to celebrate Kefauver Day, which commemorates the Kefauver Committee hearing that took place in the Museum’s courthouse in 1950. To allow guests additional time to experience the Museum, it will offer extended operating hours, remaining open until 10 p.m. on that night only.

Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings held in 14 U.S. cities in 1950 and 1951 were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas.

WHO:
The Mob Museum
Zappos

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 15
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

COST:
FREE for Nevada residents and buy-one, get-one admission for non-Nevada residents, sponsored by Zappos.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ONLINE LINKS:
facebook.com/themobmuseum
twitter.com/themobmuseum
themobmuseum.org

FREE Emergency Preparedness Session at The Mob Museum This Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY: SEPTEMBER’S COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM AT THE MOB MUSEUM

Presented in Partnership with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, American Red Cross, Sponsored by NV Energy

WHAT:
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, hosts its next Community Safety Forum on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Presented by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the topic of this forum will be Emergency Preparedness. The forum is free to the public and includes free Museum admission, thanks to sponsor NV Energy. Live-streaming of the event will be available on the Museum’s website.

This discussion will address the top five emergency scenarios that could affect Clark County, including earthquakes, extreme weather, wildfire, pandemic and hazardous materials. Southern Nevada is particularly vulnerable to disaster because no food is grown in the region and the area’s main fuel line originates in California. This program, created by the American Red Cross, educates individuals on preparedness in emergency and disaster situations. As part of the presentation, attendees will learn the basic tenets of emergency preparedness planning, including having a water, food and medical plan; family and neighborhood planning; and how to put these plans into action. Registration is required for this event.

WHEN:
Sunday, Sept. 17
2 to 3 p.m.

WHO:

  • Bill Dahlquist, American Red Cross
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

LIVESTREAMING LINK:
Click here.

COST:
FREE presentation, including FREE Museum admission.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve a seat for this presentation, click here.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ONLINE LINKS:
facebook.com/themobmuseum
twitter.com/themobmuseum
instagram.com/themobmuseum
snapchat.com/add/themobmuseum
themobmuseum.org

Experience Downtown Las Vegas with The Mob Museum, Downtown Grand and Triple George Grill

 

 

 

 

The Mob Museum, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, Triple George Grill

DO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS WITH THE MOB MUSEUM, DOWNTOWN GRAND,
TRIPLE GEORGE GRILL AND THE LOOP

DTLV Visitors Can Now Enjoy Exclusive Packages and
Convenient Free Shuttle Service

 Visitors to The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, can now pair their visit to the award-winning Museum with hotel accommodations from Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, or with a classic prix-fixe dinner from Triple George Grill. Museum visitors can also enjoy free shuttle service to popular downtown attractions courtesy of the Downtown Loop – with direct pick-up and drop-off at The Mob Museum. The exclusive packages and free transportation offer Museum guests a convenient way to experience the Museum and its neighboring attractions while exploring Downtown Las Vegas.

Housed in the historic U.S. Post Office and federal courthouse building, The Mob Museum is situated at the epicenter of Downtown Las Vegas. The Museum offers an interactive journey through the provocative history of organized crime and its impact on American history. Since opening in 2012, the Museum has consistently ranked as a must-see destination in Downtown Vegas.

Visitors can spend the afternoon discovering the saga of the ongoing battle between organized crime and law enforcement, then enjoy accommodations just steps away at Downtown Grand. The hotel, which offers a modern resort experience with a vintage feel, offers the Mob Museum package which includes overnight accommodations and two Mob Museum tickets.

Those seeking a truly authentic Sin City evening, can now book “The Made Experience,” a customized dinner package from Triple George Grill and The Mob Museum. The “Made Experience” includes a three-course, prix-fixe dinner, one specialty cocktail, a private dining booth, a Triple George cocktail shaker and one Mob Museum ticket. The exclusive prix-fixe dinner menu features a selection of Triple George favorites. Guests may choose either Oysters Rockefeller or Short Rib Ravioli as an appetizer; New York Strip Oscar-Style or Seared Scallop Lemon Beurre Blanc as an entree; and Marinated Berries with Vanilla Ice Cream or Rumchata Bread Pudding for dessert.  “The Made Experience” is priced at $89 per person (two-person minimum).

To round out the package deals, Museum guests can also enjoy free Downtown Loop shuttle service. The complimentary transportation provided by the City of Las Vegas offers safe, reliable transportation to Downtown Las Vegas’ most popular attractions with pick-up/ drop-off on the Museum property. The daily shuttle services downtown destinations such as The Arts District, The Fremont Street Experience and Pawn Plaza.

To reserve The Mob Museum room package at Downtown Grand, call (855) 384-7263.

The Made Experience prix-fixe dinner package can be reserved here. Advanced reservations are required; availability is limited.

More information and scheduling details for the Downtown Loop can be found here.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @themobmuseum.

Vote NOW through 5 a.m. May 9 for The Mob Museum in International Dance-off Contest

THE MOB MUSEUM WINS NATIONAL ROUND OF MUSEUM DANCE OFF;
INTERNATIONAL FINAL ROUND VOTING TAKING PLACE NOW THROUGH
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 5 A.M. PACIFIC TIME

WHAT:
Popular Museum blog, When You Work at a Museum, hosts an annual, international Museum Dance-Off and, in its inaugural year of participating, The Mob Museum – The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has won the national round, qualifying it to advance to the International Finals of the competition. Voting began today, Monday, May 8, at 5 a.m. Pacific Time and will continue for 24 hours.

A record 41 museums from around the world participated in this year’s competition and voting has narrowed it down to just four finalists, with The Mob Museum representing the United States.

Mob Museum staff members at every level of the organization, as well as Museum Members and volunteers, choreographed, rehearsed and filmed a Mob-history-inspired dance routine that perfectly captures the passion and enthusiasm Museum team members bring to their workplace every day.

While voting remains open, Nevadans are encouraged to share the link below with friends and family and vote often on the When You Work at a Museum website. Anyone can vote, from anywhere in the world. No registration is required. Visit http://www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com/ for updates and to check out the other museums competing. Follow The Mob Museum on Twitter for live updates: @TheMobMuseum.

WHO:
The Mob Museum’s Dance-Off Team (comprised entirely of Museum staff members, volunteers and Museum Members)

WATCH THE MOB MUSEUM’S VIDEO HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suv1cAMGU3o

WHEN:
Monday, May 8, 5 a.m. Pacific Time until
5 a.m. Pacific Time Tuesday, May 9

STARTING TONIGHT: “Speakeasy Cinema” Film Series Launches, FREE with Museum Admission

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nevada humanities

 

 

COOL OFF WITH “SPEAKEASY CINEMA,” CLASSIC MOB NOIR FILM SERIES AT
THE MOB MUSEUM THIS SUMMER


Program Made Possible by Grant from Nevada Humanities

For the first time, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host “Speakeasy Cinema,” a summertime after-work film series featuring classic mobster noir movies accompanied by one free alcoholic beverage and complimentary popcorn in the Museum’s historic courtroom. The movies will take place on July 1, July 8, July 15 and July 22 at 6:30 p.m. and the program is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities.

Space is limited to 100 at each screening, which will be preceded by a short presentation providing historical context and surprising, behind-the-scenes facts about the film. Wine, beer and other snacks will be available for purchase.

“One aspect of Mob history we explore at the Museum is the cinematic portrayal of organized crime and law enforcement,” explains Geoff Schumacher, director of content, The Mob Museum. “Midcentury Mob films often reflected actual current events, and they provide insights into the public’s evolving understanding of organized crime and its impact on society.”

The schedule follows:

Wednesday, July 1: “The Captive City” (1952, MGM); starring John Forsythe, Joan Camden
Shot entirely in Reno, Nev., this film surrounds a small-town newspaperman’s investigation into a local bookie operation, which uncovers a network of organized crime.

Wednesday, July 8: “Dark City” (1950, Olive Films/Paramount); starring Charlton Heston, Jack Webb, Lizabeth Scott, Ed Begley, Sr., Harry Morgan
Gamblers who conned an out-of-town sucker in a fixed poker game find themselves the targets of underworld vengeance. “Dark City” features Heston in his first Hollywood starring role.

Wednesday, July 15: “711 Ocean Drive” (1950, Columbia Pictures); starting Edmond O’Brien, Otto Kruger, Joanne Dru
ordinary telephone repairman uses his technical know-how to help a bookie set up a betting operation. When the bookie is murdered, the repairman takes over the business and soon finds himself at the top of the local organized crime syndicate. Matters grow complicated, however, when mobsters from the East Coast arrive on the scene wanting a share in the take.

Wednesday, July 22: “The Lady Gambles” (1949, Universal); starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally and Edith Barrett
During a visit to Las Vegas, mild-mannered Joan Boothe (Stanwyck) gets hooked on gambling, beginning a downward spiral that destroys her marriage and ends with her being pummeled in an alley by thugs who catch her cheating with loaded dice. Stanwyck’s superb acting is complemented by great on-location scenes of Las Vegas and Hoover Dam. In one of his first movie roles, a young Tony Curtis appears briefly as a bellhop.

Each movie at “Speakeasy Cinema” is FREE with the purchase of Museum admission and FREE for Museum Members. Each film includes one alcoholic beverage and popcorn. For more information, go to www.TheMobMuseum.org or call (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

 

The Mob Museum Launches New Mobcast, Reaching Globals Audiences

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THE MOB MUSEUM LAUNCHES MOBCAST, ITS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO REACH A GLOBAL AUDIENCE

Now, fans of The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, can have access to informative Museum content no matter where they are. This month, the Museum debuts Mobcast, original videos hosted online featuring historians, authors, veterans of law enforcement agencies and others. The objective of Mobcast is to illuminate a different facet of the ongoing battle between the Mob and law enforcement and delve into aspects of Las Vegas history.

The first Mobcast, which may be found on YouTube here, was produced in commemoration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. It features former City of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, who was famously a defense attorney for several high-profile organized crime figures; Dr. Michael Green, Las Vegas expert and history professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas; and Geoff Schumacher, noted author on Las Vegas history and director of content development, The Mob Museum. In the 16-minute Mobcast, they cover a variety of key moments in Nevada’s 150-year history when organized crime and law enforcement activities helped shape the course of the city’s development.

“Introducing Mobcast allows us not only to expand our reach to a potentially global audience, but also helps fulfill our mission of advancing public understanding of the ways the Mob and its battle with law enforcement has shaped society,” said Schumacher. “As a dynamic, living Museum, we recognized the importance of continuing to build upon our existing content. Mobcast allows us to produce timely and quality programming in a cost-effective, nimble manner for our audiences.”

Mobcast is posted on the Museum’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The Museum aims to produce two Mobcast programs per month and future topics will include looking at the Mob’s involvement in the JFK assassination, Prohibition-era cocktails, the Mob’s origins and much more. Some of the Museum’s Mobcast programs will be made available to the public while others will be available exclusively to Museum’s members. Other exclusive Museum-member perks include Artifacts After Hours programs and Wiseguy Speakers Series events, both of which take place at the Museum.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.

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