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Ogden, Utah  84401
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Empress Theatre
Magna, Utah

The name 'Empress' is spelled out in with white light bulbs, with a border of red lights.

The Empress Theatre
has opened once again! 
9104 West 2700 South
Magna, Utah
801-347-7373
Empress Theatre

    
 
The OHPAA group continues it's renovating efforts, with an expanded parking area now ready to use and two addtitional rooms now painted!   We have also been officially designated a Non'profit Corporation by the IRS!  The Empress is also the filming location for a new Disney Movie  ("Dadnapped") which will be aired on the Disney Channel next spring.  We are very excited!
  
And come see the new carpet in our lobby! It's gorgeous!
   
 Things are happening fast at the Empress.  You'll have to hurry to keep up!

 
 
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Architectural rendering of the Megaplex 13 exterior at night

Courtesy of Megaplex Theatres
Date: 29 March 2007

Megaplex 13 at the Junction
2351 Kiesel Ave
Ogden, Utah 84401
(801) 325-7500
http://www.megaplextheatres.com
 
Status:
Open 
Chain:
Megaplex Theatres 
Auditoriums:
13 
Total Seats:
2611 
Open:
15 June 2007  
Architect:
SSKR Architects 
 
Fun Facts
  • Total number of seats: 2611.
  • The largest auditorium has a total seating capacity of 598 guests, THX certified.
  • All theatres have state-of-the-art audiovisual and superior sound technology.
  • Theatres are built with 13’ and 15” insulated concrete foam systems plus interior sound deadening and furring materials to assure the soundproofing of auditorium.
  • Besides traditional Concession Stands, a food court will offers 4 different types of fast food stands and inside and outside seating.
  • Food Trays will allow movie goers to bring food items into the auditoriums to enjoy a full meal while watching a movie.
  • The Megaplex 13 is the first theatre complex in Ogden to introduce a Drive-Thru Ticket Kiosk Machine. Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day.
  • Megaplex 13 will have 6 Automated Ticket Machines around the box office area for quicker speed of service.
  • Select auditoriums will offer the concept of Conference Mode perfect for cooperate and private events.
  • The establishment will offer a large meeting room with a total capacity for 250 guests that can be subdivided into smaller meeting rooms. The Megaplex events department specializes in corporate and private events with a full catering service team. The phone number is 801-304-4550.
  • Megaplex 13 will offer the latest in digital technology with digital movie projectors in select auditoriums. Digital movie projectors will produce over 35 trillion different colors through the reflection of light into a prism and thousands of tiny mirrors. The end result is a movie that has crystal clear image quality.
  • All the seating rows in the theatres are 4’-0” wide to offer comfortable legroom and walkway circulation in front of the seats.
  • All movie theatre seats offer Rocker Recliner seating.
  • The public areas are served with family restrooms and public restrooms.
  • Internet access stations will be available free to the public.
The Megaplex 13 at the Junction is scheduled to open 15 June 2007 and will cost between $11 and $15 million.  The 110,000-square-foot theater complex will have a total of 2460 seats, with auditoriums ranging in size from 120 to 590 seats.  All theaters will feature stadium seating, wall-to-wall screens, and state-of-the-art sound systems.  The theater include several food operators and three large meeting rooms.[1]

The Megaplex 12 was built on the site of the former Ogden City Mall, which was demolished after the mall failed.  The city of Ogden has been working with The Boyer Company on redeveloping the 21-acre site.  The success of the project is vital to the future of downtown Ogden.  The new development is named “The Junction”,[2] an allusion to Ogden's railroading history and its nickname of “Junction City”.

Other major anchors of The Junction are the Treehouse Children's Museum and a high-adventure recreation center.  Property Reserve Inc., the real estate arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will build shops, offices, and condominiums on two corners of the site across the street from the Ogden Temple.  Salt Lake City developer Dave Earnshaw plans to build a six-story building with shops, offices, luxury condominiums, and a ground-level grocery store.

The 122,000-square-foot recreation center will feature a Gold's Gym, a Fat Cats entertainment center, a Skyventure wind tunnel for simulated skydiving, a Flowrider wave pool for surfing and wakeboarding, a 80-foot high climbing wall, a 36-lane bowling alley, an arcade, two restaurants, and a large indoor track.


1. “Miller announces movie complex at rec center event”, Standard-Examiner, 12 December 2005
2. “New Ogden project to be called 'The Junction'”, Salt Lake Tribune, 15 February 2006