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When Warren Mott and his sons opened the Twin Cinema on 23 November 1973, it was the largest theater complex between Denver and Salt Lake City.  The lobby featured a huge crystal chandelier with 54 lights suspended over a round concession and ticket counter.  The 500 and 300-seat auditoriums were equipped with carpeting, drapes, “stadium type upholstered seats,” stereophonic speakers, and 21 by 40 feet Cinemascope screens.  The adjoining El Diamante reception center was converted to a third auditorium after Kent Limb purchased the theater in 1982.

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

Grant Smith, 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)