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.
Looking down at the lobby for Theater 1 on the last night Trolley Corners was open. Stained glass on the chandeliers had already been removed. Trolley Corners, Salt Lake City, Utah Grant Smith, 3 June 2004
Looking from the top level of the Trolley Corners complex down through one of the triangular areas which were open to the lowest level. On the theater's last day, all of the paintings had been removed except one which may have been too high to reach. Trolley Corners, Salt Lake City, Utah Grant Smith, 3 June 2004