The Elks theater was located somewhere in this building.
Grant Smith, 23 December 2002

Elks Cinema

139 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
(1977 - 1985)
Closed
The Cooper-Highland circuit of Denver built the twin-screen Elks Cinema in the old Elks Lodge on South Temple Street. The theater may have opened a few weeks after 22 December 1976, which is when the theater chain opened the Flick at Trolley Square.1

In 1979, the Utah / U.S. Film Festival (which later became the Sundance Film Festival) was held at the Elks Theater.2

The Elks Cinema closed after 1985.3


1. "Eight new screens added to theaters", Deseret News , 23 December 1976 , Page C7
2. "The little Festival that could", Deseret News, 15 January 1998
3. Salt Lake City Classified Business Directory, July 1978 through August 1985