Goff’s Opera House occupied the second floor of Goff’s Mercantile, built in 1891. The store later became Goff’s Mortuary, which moved to its present location on State Street in 1954. The theater was in the historic downtown of Midvale, which was originally known as West Jordan.
The Academy Theater was built in the late 1930s by Joseph L. Lawrence
and David K. Edwards, who also built the Villa, Southeast, and Murray
Theaters in the Salt Lake area. The building may have been a skate rink
or the main office of a utility company before it became a theater. Carmike
Cinemas closed the theater on 10 September 1998 after opening a new 12-plex
in the same general area.