By Katie Kilkenny – – Photo: Courtesy of Maya Cinemas.

Photo: The Xochipilli Danza Azteca Las Vegas group performed at Maya Cinemas’ North Las Vegas opening in January.

When Maya Cinemas opened its North Las Vegas, Nevada, location in January, the movie theater put on a show before locals even filtered through its doors to see Escape Room. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a large mariachi band played in white suits while cameras from local news stations rolled. Members of the Xochipilli Danza Azteca Las Vegas dance troupe, dressed in vibrant costumes and headdresses, mingled in the crowd before their own performance, and at one point, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe blessed the location.

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