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After the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History moved to the Memorial Building in 1996, the former museum was renovated and reopened as the Lehi City Arts Center.   Limited by its 100-seat auditorium with a combined green and dressing room, the Lehi Arts Council announced plans in 1998 for a new performing arts complex with a 1,800 seat Broadway theater, a smaller 248-seat theater, and a theater-in-the-round.  Pledges were secured for $6 million of the necessary $15 million, but fund-raising grew difficult due to competition from other Utah County arts initiatives and the 2002 Winter Olympics Games.  In 2003, Lehi City unveiled a $150,000 renovation of the existing arts center.

 
 
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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)