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Capitol Theatre
Brigham City, Utah

The Elberta Theatre opened in Brigham City on 12 March 1917, built by W. H. Shurtliffe and W. R. Dredge.  A unique feature of the theater was that moviegoers entered the auditorium next to the screen, allowing latecomers to find their way to their seats using the reflected light of the film.  An orchestra pit below the screen had room for a piano and up to five other instruments.  About 1927, the Elberta was renamed the Capitol Theatre.  It is now part of the Walker Cinemas chain.

 
 
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The attraction board for the University Mall theaters.  Originally the sign was for the twin theater inside the mall, but after that closed it was used for the newer 4-plex behind the mall.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 21 June 2002

University Mall Twin Theatres
(University Mall I & II)
 
575 East University Parkway
G-117
Orem, Utah
 
Status:
Interior Demolished 
Auditoriums:
Total Seats:
958 
Open:
30 August 1974  
Closed:
About 1990  
 
Plitt Intermountain Theatres Corp. opened the University I and University II cinemas on 30 August 1974.  The theaters were located inside the University Mall and had seating capacities of 568 and 390.1  Cineplex Odeon closed the theater after building a new four-screen theater on the north side of the mall.  Some of the seats from the University I & II Cinemas were used in the Pages Lane Theatre in Centerfield in 1990.2


1. "Chain to Open Orem Theaters", 27 August 1974, Salt Lake Tribune
2. "Will Centerville Theater Be Ready On Time? A 'Dozen' Hopes So", 11 November 1990, Deseret News