utahtheaters.info
 
  •Home •Theaters •News •Recent  
 
Crest Theater
2021 East 2700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
•Main Page
•Photos
•Sign Guestbook

Utah Theatre
Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

 
 
  Home   »  Theaters   »  Crest Theater  »  Main Page
   
 
A drawing of the Crest Theatre from the opening day advertisement.

Date: 9 February 1950

Crest Theater
2021 East 2700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Alternate Use 
Total Seats:
800 
Open:
9 February 1950  
Closed:
After 1955  
 

The Crest Theatre, "Your deluxe family theatre," opened on 9 February 1950 with Danny Kaye in 'The Inspector General.'[1]

The Crest had a "ultra-modern design of beauty and luxuriousness."  Native flagstone and evergreens decorated the front of the building.  The marquee was designed "in keeping with modern motif of rolling lines."  The foyer and lounge area featured a mural and "pleasing colors and restful comfort in furnishings."  Indirect lighting illuminated the auditorium.  The draperies made "a striking effect of beauty."[1]

The theater appears to have been converted into a two-storey office building which now makes up part of the Country Club Marketplace.


1. Opening Day Ad, 9 February 1950