Polaroid Fotobar and Polaroid Museum Are Now Open at The Linq

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Polaroid Fotobar innovative flagship location is now open in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The 8,500-square-foot space is inside The Linq, Las Vegas’ newest outdoor shopping mecca. Located between the iconic Flamingo resort and the recently rebranded The Quad, Polaroid Fotobar provides visitors with the luxury of liberating their coveted vacation snapshots — creating instant and innovative photo products that aren’t soon to be forgotten or lost in the digital quicksand of their smartphones.

This one-of-a-kind, fun and experiential retail destination allows visitors to generate living memories instantly by printing their photos in minutes featuring the exclusive Polaroid Classic Border Logo format and accessorizing them with innovative framing and display options. The customization doesn’t stop there, however. Guests can also produce an extensive array of unique, personalized photo products made from fashionable materials like metal, stone, bamboo, canvas and more, all of which ship within three days. “Fototenders” offer friendly, expert and hands-on support to guests as they turn their best photos into lasting memories.

In addition to this exciting retail environment, the newest Polaroid Fotobar features The Polaroid Museum. This exciting, interactive and educational experience will occupy 4,500 square feet on the store’s second level. The museum showcases the history of Polaroid, as well as how it revolutionized the photo-taking industry and became the iconic brand we’ve all come to know and love. It also delves into the story of Polaroid’s founder, Edwin Land, and the many ways he impacted not just the business of imaging, but the course of social media as we know it through his cutting-edge approach to instant printing and social sharing. The display includes a 20×24 camera, one of the largest Polaroid cameras in the world. Only five of these working cameras remain in existence, and Las Vegas was fortunate enough to nab one of them.

The centerpiece of The Polaroid Museum is the new, electrifying exhibit, “Capturing Celebrity,” presented by The Andy Warhol Museum. This homage to Andy Warhol and his decades-long love affair with the Polaroid camera will transport guests behind his lens. Fifty of the pop art icon’s most famous Polaroid snapshots, displaying each subject in the exact state that Warhol chose to capture them, are on display. Dennis Hopper, Truman Capote, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett, Debbie Harry, Giorgio Armani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Richards and Muhammad Ali are just a few of the famous faces visitors can expect to see in classic Polaroid form. Guests can also sneak a peek at two of Warhol’s personal Polaroid cameras.

These exhibits are rounded out by an extensive collection of rare artifacts, art and advertising from the Polaroid Historical Collection at MIT. The museum space will be available for corporate events and private functions for up to 300 people.

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