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Lester B. Funge announced plans in 1904 for the Grande Vaudeville Theatre, an 800-seat playhouse between the Reed Hotel and the St. Paul Lodging House.   In 1906, a three-story building with a hall on the top floor occupied the site.  On 20 November 1907, the 197-seat New Electric Theatre opened in a remodeled house in the same location.  The Electric was the first theater operated by the Alhambra Theatre Company, which would grow to at least eight theaters in three states within seven years.

 
 
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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