In 1989, Richard Cook, president of Buena Vista Pictures, said of the SCERA, "It's our favorite theater . . . it is a spectacular place to see a motion picture. It gives the kind of presentation that we wish all our films would play in. It's big, it's clean, it has wonderful sound, great sight-lines. And they've been so loyal to our company and exhibited our pictures for so many years.''
The Wilshire opened in 1969.1 Two smaller auditoriums were added in the mid-1970s. The theater closed 4 October 1998 after facing increased competition from new multiplexes in Layton and Ogden.2 It was later demolished.
1. "Ogden", movie-theatre.org
2. "Another theater to close in Weber", Deseret News, 3 October 1998, page B8