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Carmike Cinemas opened the Ritz Cinemas and Hollywood Connection Family Entertainment Center on 20 November 1998. The 165,000-square-foot complex was part of an “entertainment mecca” which included the Hale Centre Theatre and the West Valley City E Center (now the Maverick Center.) In addition to 15 movie screens, the Hollywood Connection included a carousel, roller coaster, bumper cars, miniature golf, skating, arcade, restaurant, ice cream parlor, and laser tag. Carmike's goal was to have enough entertainment under one roof so families wouldn't have to go around town.

 
 
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Thanksgiving Point opens new theater

By PAUL CATALA
Daily Herald, 29 May 2003

Article Summary:
The new Thanksgiving Point Stadium 8 Theatres will open four of its eight screens Friday at noon. The theater was originally scheduled to open May 23, but was delayed a week because of problems getting the seats shipped and installed. All eight theaters should be open by next Friday.

The Stadium 8 is Westates Theaters' second theater in Utah County. The first was Water Gardends Cinema 6 in Pleasant Grove, which opened in November 1997.

The $3.5 million theater complex has 28,000 square feet and is equipped with “the most modern equipment in projection and sound technology.” Auditoriums seat between 200 and 300 patrons and feature stadium seating. The theater's mirror projectors have infinite focal points, making the screens' brightness and clarity equally dispersed. All theaters have digital sound, with Dolby sound systems in two of them.

Opening day features were "Finding Nemo", "Holes", and "Italian Job".
 

 

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Thanksgiving Point opens new theater