Film 2003: Miller time for Mormon Cinema, Madstone opens, Sundance shines

By Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune, 28 December 2003


In a list of highlights of "2003 in movies in Utah," Salt Lake Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means included:
"The Villa Theatre, with its Cinerama curved screen and 1,000-seat auditorium, closed its doors Feb. 18 after 53 years in business. The Harmon's grocery chain bought the property, and now has it up for sale.

". . . On Aug. 15, the New York-based art-house chain Madstone Theaters opened the renovated Trolley Square Theaters, providing a four-screen venue for independent, documentary and foreign film to challenge Salt Lake City's established indie houses, the Broadway Centre Cinemas and Tower Theatre.

". . . the "M.O.M. Club" program at Sandy's Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons provided a place for harried parents to see new movies without worrying if their little kids would spoil everyone else's night. Theater amenities catered to nursing moms -- valet stroller parking, raised houselights so a mom could check on the baby, and lowered sound levels that won't scare the wee ones. The program, launched in August, has been a success."
Associated Theaters
Theater City
Villa Theatre Salt Lake City
Megaplex at Jordan Commons Sandy
Trolley Square Cinemas Salt Lake City
Broadway Centre Cinemas Salt Lake City
Tower Theatre Salt Lake City