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Polaroid Fotobar Celebrates Grand Opening of Las Vegas Flagship, Museum

The special day was capped off with an evening reception that featured many special guests, including Penn & Teller.

LAS VEGAS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends, family, journalists, executives, politicians, artists and more than 200 other special guests gathered last night to commemorate the grand opening of Polaroid Fotobar's newest flagship location and The Polaroid Museum at The LINQ in Las Vegas. The extraordinary evening was made all the more memorable by the appearance of Penn & Teller, who performed their much-loved levitation trick, capturing it all on their Polaroid camera to the delight and awe of fellow Polaroid aficionados.

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Warren Struhl, Fotobar's founder and CEO, guests were led upstairs to a reception at The Polaroid Museum. Friends and family mixed, mingled and toasted to the company's latest achievement, all the while surrounded by some of the most beautiful, elaborate and interesting Polaroid photography and artifacts.

"This evening marked an incredible launch to our future as we begin to expand rapidly primarily through global franchise partners," Struhl said. "Our Las Vegas flagship and The Polaroid Museum perfectly marry Polaroid's storied past with its exciting future."

Last night's guests were even able to see the 20x24 Polaroid camera in action as three lucky raffle winners had their photos taken with one of the last three of these cameras still in operation today. Three minutes after the camera stopped flashing, their portraits of a lifetime were ready to take home.

Some of The Polaroid Museum's most distinguished artists were also on-hand during the day-long public celebration. Marc Serota, Tim Mantoani and Maripol graciously signed books and chatted with Polaroid Fotobar customers, discussing the one subject that was on everyone's mind, the timelessness of the Polaroid picture.

"Polaroid Fotobar and The Polaroid Museum are evidence that a brand which revolutionized an entire industry more than 75 years ago, has not only stood the test of time, but has proven that well-executed, innovative concepts will always be en vogue, no matter how a culture – or medium – changes," said Todd Fine, president of Fotobar.

Visitors who chose to take advantage of the museum's free admission yesterday were among the first to see the new Andy Warhol wax figurine, on loan from Madame Tussauds London. The figurine will be stationed on the store's first level through Aug. 1, but the artist made a special one-time appearance in the museum for the grand opening celebration.

About Polaroid Fotobar 
Founded in 2012, Polaroid Fotobar is the first of its kind, fun and experiential retail destination that is changing the paradigm of how people "liberate" their photos and turn them into innovative and memorable products. Each location offers the ability to instantly print your pictures -- wherever they may reside -- utilizing the exclusive Polaroid Classic Border Logo picture format in five different sizes. In addition, customers can turn their favorite photos into an extensive selection of custom and unique photo products from a variety of materials including canvas, stone, metal, bamboo and more. Polaroid Fotobar locations also offer an array of Polaroid branded products and feature "Fototenders," available to offer friendly, expert and hands-on support to assist in instantly turning customers' best photos into lasting memories. Additionally, many Polaroid Fotobar products are available on the web at www.polaroidfotobar.com.

The Polaroid Brand 
Polaroid is one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film.  Our range of products  include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products.  For more information, visit http://www.Polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

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Caption: Warren Struhl, Fotobar's founder and CEO, cuts the ribbon during the April 24 grand opening celebration as Penn & Teller look on.

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Caption: Penn & Teller got the evening going by performing their famous levitation trick, which Teller captured on a Polaroid camera.

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Caption: Polaroid Fotobar welcomed more than 200 special guests to a beautiful reception last night at The Polaroid Museum.

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Rachel Reenders for Polaroid Fotobar
KCOMM
949-294-5095
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Melissa Hoistion for Polaroid
R&J Public Relations
908-722-5757
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