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.
“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 . . .”
Another person commented, “The facility is nice, and the price was still reasonable.”
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. “New Stadium Theater”, forums.southernutah.com