Adams Shakespearean Theatre
Cedar City, Utah

In the early 1960s, business owners worried that the proposed Interstate 15 would divert tourists from Cedar City as they travelled to Zions and Bryce Canyon national parks.  Fred C. Adams, a professor at Southern Utah State College, thought a theater festival might encourage passing tourists to exit the new freeway.  For its first season in 1962, the Utah Shakespeare Festival used a makeshift outdoor platform as a stage, with the audience seated in folding chairs on the lawn.  In 1977, the festival built the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, a replica of the original Globe Theatre.

Layton Hills Cinemas
Layton, Utah

 Cineplex Odeon opened the Layton Hills Cinemas on 14 November 1997.   The multiplex theater featured "sightline seating," curved screens, and digital sound in all nine auditoriums.  The largest auditorium had 444 seats and an elevator to reach the top of the stadium seating section.   AMC Theatres renovated the Layton Hills 9 in 2013, reducing seating capacity in each auditorium by 50 to 70 percent to install power recliners.

 
   
 

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