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Megaplex Theatres will open a new 15-screen theater at Valley Fair Mall by November 2012.  Construction will begin after the holidays with the demolition of the vacant Mervyn's department store building.  The 112,000-square-foot theater complex will feature 2,700 seats with reserved stadium seating, digital projection, D-BOX motions seats, an IMAX theater, a full-service food court, and a “Director’s Suite” reception hall.   The theater is part of a $40-million remodeling project that will expand Valley Fair Mall to 120 tenants and more than a million square feet.

 
 
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Front of the building.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 24 June 2005

Graff Mercantile
4 North Main Street
Hurricane, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Open:
1914  
 
Charles Petty, a local store manager, brought movies to Huricanne in 1914 using a gas-powered projector. The generator "created a loud 'putt, putt' sound heard all over Hurricane; residents flocked to the theater in response."1


1. "Silent Films Intrigued and Occasionally Offended Utahns",
by W. Paul Reeve, History Blazer, August 1995