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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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The City Square 4 Theater was located in the Ogden City Plaza, just west of the Ogden City Mall.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 18 September 2004

MovieGrille
(City Square 4, Ogden City Plaza Cinemas)
 
236 23rd Street
Ogden, Utah
 
Status:
Open 
Auditoriums:
Open:
Before 1980  
Closed:
About 17 August 2000  
 
Mann Theatres opened the City Square 4 opened about 1980.1

In October 1998, after the opening of the new 14-screen Cinemark Tinseltown at Newgate Mall, Carmike Cinemas dropped admission prices at the City Square Four theater from $6.25 for adults and $4.25 for children to $1. Attendance at the theater was averaging 50 patrons on a typical night, but after the change it jumped to over 200. At the time, no other theater in the Wasatch Front offered a $1 admission. 2


1. "Ogden", movie-theatre.org
2. "$1 movies in Ogden are truly just a buck", Deseret News, 17 November 1998, page A11)