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In April 1968, Intermountain Theatres announced plans to divide the Utah Theatre into the state's first two-screen theater complex.  The original auditorium, which seated 1765, was divided by adding a floor from the balcony to the proscenium arch.  The new upper-level theater was known as the Penthouse and included the rows of balcony seating and the original, ornate ceiling.

 
 
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This aerial photo from 1997 shows the subdivision that replaced the Oak Hills Drive-In.  The edge of Hogle Zoo appears in the upper left corner of the photo.

Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey
Date: 12 September 1997

Oak Hills Drive-In
2775 East 1000 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
1951  
Closed:
1965  
Demolished:
1965  
 
The Oak Hills Drive-In opened in 1951 and was located at 2775 East 1000 South, just southeast of the Hogle Zoo.

Residents living just south of the Oak Hills Drive-In could have free movies with sound by paying the $50 installation fee for a monaural speaker connection.1

About 1965 the Oak Hills Drive-In was demolished and replaced by a new housing subdivision. Fox Intermountain Theatres, which operated the theater, replaced it bybuilding the Olympus Drive-In at 5600 South and 900 East.2


1. Guestbook entry by Rick Douglas, 20 June 2004, http://utahtheaters.info/Guestbook.asp?ID=243
2. "New Drive-in Movie Slated on 9th East", Salt Lake Tribune , 08 March 1967 , Page 2B