The Arc Theatre, built by a company of stockholders, opened on 3 July 1925. The theater was located on Main Street and featured a pressed brick exterior with black mortar trimmings. It was described as the “finest appointed and attractive show house in eastern Utah.”
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.