Sugar Factory Playhouse
West Jordan, Utah
After the city bowery was demolished to make way for a new fire station, West Jordan Theater Arts opened the 230-seat Sugar Factory Playhouse in the city's old sugar factory. Inspired by Trolley Square, the West Jordan City Council planned to renovate the sugar factory and turn it into a cultural arts center with a larger auditorium, amphitheater, art gallery, conference center, reception hall, and retail center. Expensive seismic upgrades eventually doomed the project and the sugar factory was demolished by the end of 2010.
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.