Scott McQuarrie, a Utah County developer, approached Sandy City in 2006 about building a 2,400-seat Broadway theater southwest of City Hall. The development was named “The Proscenium”, after the Greek innovation to better frame theater performances. The announcement created a rivalry between Sandy and Salt Lake City, which had also had plans for a Broadway theater. Funding for the Proscenium dried up after the credit market tumbled in late 2008.
"Today is the Gala Opening ad of ABC Intermountain's new Wilshire Theatre. Years ahead in concept & design. Beautiful decor and furnishings from plush carpets to acoustically designed walls. Luxurious, high-backed, foam padded opera chairs with plenty of stretch-out room between rows. The largest screen in the Ogden area, with the latest in projection equipment providing pictures of unequaled sharpness and clarity. Year 'round temperature controlled weather for health and comfort. At the entrance car-loading and unloading with acres of convenient, well-lit free parking." Wilshire Theatre, South Ogden, Utah 22 November 1968
Ad for Bang the Drum Slowly at the ABC Wilshire in 1973. Wilshire Theatre, South Ogden, Utah Ogden Standard Examiner, 6 October 1973