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Salt Lake City, Utah

The 500-seat Legacy Theatre was built in the former Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Utah as the building was converted into the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  The theater opened on 3 July 1993, presenting the Church-produced film “Legacy” in 70mm six-channel Dolby Stereo on a 63-foot-wide screen.  The Legacy Theatre was the last theater in the Salt Lake area to present traditional “five perf” 70mm films.  The first digital projector in Utah was installed at the Legacy Theatre for “Joseph Smith, The Prophet of the Restoration,” which opened on 17 December 2005.

 
 
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Entrance to the Olympus Hills mall.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 13 June 2003

Olympus Starships
3900 Wasatch Blvd
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Auditoriums:
Open:
1980  
Closed:
About 25 May 1996  
 
The Olympus Starships twin theater was located in the Olympus Hills Mall and featured Dolby Stereo in the left auditorium.  The projection rooms were visible from the lobby and the auditoriums were designed to look like the inside of a space ship.

On 11 September 1992 one of the Olympus Starship's two screens was devoted to showing art films, working with together with the Tower theater.1

The theater closed about 2000 and the area was leveled and converted to retail.

1. "THE LEGEND OF WOLF MOUNTAIN' MAKES DEBUT FRIDAY IN OREM", Deseret News, 11 September 1992, Page W6