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Sunset Corner Stadium 8 Theatres
1091 North Bluff Street
St. George, Utah  84770
435 673-1994
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The front corner of the theater.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 24 June 2005

Sunset Corner Stadium 8 Theatres
1091 North Bluff Street
St. George, Utah 84770
435 673-1994
http://www.megaplextheatres.com/
 
Status:
Open 
Chain:
Megaplex Theatres 
Auditoriums:
Total Seats:
1447 
Open:
15 June 2001  
 

Westates Theatres opened the Sunset Corner Stadium 8 Theatres on 15 June 2001.  The eight-screen multiplex features stadium seating and digital sound in all auditoriums.  All three film digital sound systems are installed in the cinema: DTS, Dolby Digital, and SDDS.  In addition to the main concession stand, there is an additional snack bar outside theaters Five and Six. Opening day movies included Atlantis and Tomb Raider.[1]

“The place was packed,” observed a moviegoer who attended the opening night, although he goes on to exaggerate. “The concession lines were a mile long.  Perhaps even a mile and a half long . . .”
[1]

Another person commented, “The facility is nice, and the price was still reasonable.”
[1]

The Sunset Corner Stadium 8 was the first stadium seating theater in Southern Utah.  Its popularity prompted Westates to add stadium seating to the St. George Cinema 6 and the Cedar City Cinema 8 and to build the Pineview Stadium 10.

The Sunset Corner Stadium 8 is part of a new development
owned by the Gardner and Jennings families on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Bluff Street.  Westates Theatres, a family-owned business that started with one screen in 1958, leases the building.[1]


1. “New Stadium Theater”, forums.southernutah.com