The Joie Theatre in Brigham City was known by as many as four names from November 1909 to November 1910. After the Florence theater chain went under in 1910, former manager B. M. Neal and his wife slipped out of Brigham City using back streets and fields in an attempt to avoid paying their many debts.
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.