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Cinemark at American Fork
715 West 180 North
American Fork, Utah  84003
1-800-FANDANGO 2102
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LeRay Alexander, a school teacher and World War II veteran, opened the first commercial movie theater in Blanding on 23 August 1946, despite opposition and competing plans from local leaders.   Dr. Wesley R. Bayles helped fund the $11,000 showhouse.  Over 60 years later, the San Juan Theatre continues bring movies to the county it was named after.

 
 
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The front of the theater.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 21 June 2005

Cinemark at American Fork
715 West 180 North
American Fork, Utah 84003
1-800-FANDANGO 2102
343@cinemark.com
http://www.cinemark.com/
 
Status:
Open 
Chain:
Cinemark 
Auditoriums:
12 
Open:
25 November 2003  
 

The Cinemark 12 in American Fork opened 25 November 2003 and is located in The Meadows Shopping Center, developed by Woodbury Corporation. The new development also includes Super Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, and Home Depot stores.

The theater has 12 theaters with stadium seating, digital sound, and online ticket sales. "Four larger theaters will hold 285 to 295 individuals, while eight smaller ones will serve 170 to 175. There is room to expand for two large theaters in the future."1

The Cinemark theater opening comes just five months after Westates Theatres opened an 8-screen theater at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Westates vice-president T. J. Rudman "said distance between movie theaters was not too much of a concern as long as the population in the area supported it."2

 
1. "Twelve screens coming to AF", 10 October 2003, New Utah!, Page 1
2. "Thanksgiving Point plans multiplex theater", 5 December 2003, New Utah!, Page 1