The Viva Vision Screen at Fremont Street Experience forms a large barrel canopy 90 feet above the pedestrian walkway. While the Fremont Street Experience has plenty of entertainment to attract visitors, it is the huge screen that thousands of people come to see every night. The Fremont Street Experience is a five-block section of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas featuring casinos, restaurants, and shops. Four of the five blocks are covered by Viva Vision, an enormous screen.
With over 12 million LED lights and a 550,000 watt sound system, it is the largest screen in the world. The original screen was first opened to the public in 1995. In 2004, extensive upgrades were made by LG CNS Co, LTD, making it the impressive technological feat that it now is. The upgrade cost $17 million, but the shows are still free, making this one of the best deals in Las Vegas. The shows only last about ten minutes, but a different one plays every hour, on the hour, between sunset and midnight every night of the week. Before each show, the casinos that flank Fremont Street turn off their many lights, allowing the full impact of the impressive screen to be experienced. The show schedule is subject to change, but some of the shows that visitors might see include “Area 51”, with an outer space theme, and “Lucky Vegas,” which is a tribute to Las Vegas’s history.
In addition to the shows, free concerts and other special performances are hosted below the Viva Vision Screen. Although the Fremont Street Experience’s popularity can result in large crowds, visitors don’t need to worry about finding a good spot to view the live music, since visitors who can’t get close enough to see the live bands perform can watch them on the large Viva Vision screen.