Lehi City Arts Center
After the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History moved to the Memorial Building in 1996, the former museum was renovated and reopened as the Lehi City Arts Center. Limited by its 100-seat auditorium with a combined green and dressing room, the Lehi Arts Council announced plans in 1998 for a new performing arts complex with a 1,800 seat Broadway theater, a smaller 248-seat theater, and a theater-in-the-round. Pledges were secured for $6 million of the necessary $15 million, but fund-raising grew difficult due to competition from other Utah County arts initiatives and the 2002 Winter Olympics Games. In 2003, Lehi City unveiled a $150,000 renovation of the existing arts center.
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Clark Planetarium opened on 11 April 2003 and was built as a replacement for the Hansen Planetarium. The ATK IMAX Theatre at the Clark Planetarium was the first IMAX theater in Utah and has 70-foot wide screen. The Hansen Star Theatre has a 55-foot domed screen and the world's first digital star projection system. The planetarium also has free exhibits, including scale models of the planets of the solar system and recreations of the lunar and Martian landscapes.