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Salt Lake City, Utah

ABC Intermountain Theatres opened the Regency Theatre on 19 July 1972.  The $750,000 cinema featured 780 seats and a curved Tecnikote XR 171 screen measuring 50 feet wide by 22 feet high.  Red curtains from R. L. Grosh & Sons rotated behind the screen instead of gathering at the sides.  The booth featured dual Century 35/70mm projectors with Christie CHF xenon consoles and 3,000-watt bulbs.  Cineplex Odeon relegated the Regency to dollar theater service on 6 June 1989, then closed it permanently on 25 March 1990.  The former theater was later remodeled into a three-story office building.

 
 
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Grove Theater Legacy
Miller family provides 30 years of movie entertainment

By Greg Hall
New Utah, 04 December 2003, Page 3

Article Summary:
John Miller started his first theater in Heber in the mid 1920s, where he showed silent movies.  He later moved to American Fork, where he built the Towne Cinema.  He also purchased the Alhambra theater in Pleasant Grove and a theater in Lehi.

For almost 30 years the Miller family operated the Alhambra, with sons running the movie projectors while daughters worked the concession stand and ticket booths.  In 1972, after the Miller children had moved away, the theater was sold to Lamont Alan.

The Alhambra was recently transformed into the Little London Theater, offering dinner and live plays.  Many were saddened when the popular venture closed in 2002, but in 2003 Gayliene Omary and Jan Shelton purchased the property and renamed the theater The Grove Theater and Academy.

 

 

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Grove Theater Legacy