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Adams Shakespearean Theatre
Cedar City, Utah

In the early 1960s, business owners worried that the proposed Interstate 15 would divert tourists from Cedar City as they travelled to Zions and Bryce Canyon national parks.  Fred C. Adams, a professor at Southern Utah State College, thought a theater festival might encourage passing tourists to exit the new freeway.  For its first season in 1962, the Utah Shakespeare Festival used a makeshift outdoor platform as a stage, with the audience seated in folding chairs on the lawn.  In 1977, the festival built the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, a replica of the original Globe Theatre.

 
 
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Movies 6
(Layton Hills Starship Theatres)
 
800 West 1500 North
Layton, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Auditoriums:
Open:
1980  
Closed:
After August 1992  
 
The Cinemark Movies 6 was built in 1980 as part of the new Layton Hills Mall.1  In 1990, Cinemark built the Movies 10 theater next to Movies 6. In December 1994, Cinemark announced that it would demolish Movies 6 in order to build a new 16-screen theater.2 The new theater was later named Tinseltown and had only 7 screens instead of the originally-planned 16.

1. "Chapter 10, Planning for the Future", A History of Davis County, by Glen M. Leonard
2. "Movie Mania in Layton: 36 Screen", Deseret News, 15 February 1995, page B3