Paul Verhoeven’s infamous 1995 film “Showgirls” was of course filmed primarily in Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is constantly changing and many of the skylines and buildings are quite different than they appeared back in the 1990s. Here we’ve highlighted a few spots still bearing some resemblance.
The topless club where Nomi, played by Elizabeth Berkley, first starts dancing is Cheetahs, a real club which still remains in business.
LOCATION: 2112 Western Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
After getting into an argument with James, played by Glenn Plummer, Nomi sits on a bench in front of the Luxor Hotel & Casino.
LOCATION: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Near the end of the film, Nomi is hitchhiking along the I-15 freeway in the southbound lane with the Luxor and Excalibur seen in the distance. It’s difficult to replicate this location. Besides of course being on a busy freeway, the skyline has changed a lot, with Mandalay Bay Rd now an overpass above the freeway, partially blocking the skyline. This is actually a view from Dean Martin Dr, which runs parallel with the freeway. A stadium is currently being constructed in this area, so it will inevitably change even more in the time to come.
LOCATION: I-15, Las Vegas, NV 89118 (this photo is taken from Dean Martin Dr, next to the southbound lane of the freeway, near Connector Rd)
In front of the Vista Theater, you’d find these hand prints and signatures from Rena Riffel, Lin Tucci and Patrick Bristow.
LOCATION: Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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