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Rio Show In The Sky To Close

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 11th March 2008 5:04am
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The long running Show In The Sky at the Rio will close on April 8th according to a blurb in todays Norm!.

The show, which is best described as Carnival meets Rose Parade on the ceiling of the Rio' casino, is famous for... uh... not raining scrap metal and other parts down on gamblers below like the much more expensive Las Vegas Monorail.

According to Norm's report, the "show" will close on April 8th - 70 artists and technicians will be laid off.



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How about a full remodel of the Rio? The old girl's getting a bit long in the tooth.

My guess is because it was the best free show in Vegas and there was no way Harrah's could charge for it or make it "hip and trendy".

I thought the casinos wanted to start getting people back in, not give them a reason to skip the trip and stay home.

i saw that the same day that friends and i went to the Rio for the buffet. They never got to see the show because the next one was at 6 and we were there at 3. I would bet it had a lot to do with the fact that it was free and there wasnt any point in continuing a free show

From the LasVegas4Ever Message board:

Contrary to an item in yesterday's "Norm!" column in the Review-Journal (an error repeated by both "What's News" and "Stiffs & Georges"), The Rio is not permanently closing its "Show in the Sky" April 8 -- or at all. According to Harrah's spokeswoman Celena Haas, "Show in the Sky" will close temporarily for maintenance but will be back in a few days, a week at most (just in time for Tax Day!). Haas added that Rio-goers can eventually look forward to new costumes and choreography for the aerial spectacle, and that a change of producer may be in the works (negotiations are ongoing). She added, with a laugh, "It should still be on your list of 'Best Free Shows.'"



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