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A canopy covers the walkway up to the Movies 8 ticket window.  Above the ticket booth is the theater's sign and attraction boards.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 4 September 2004

Movies 8
2424 North University Parkway
Provo, Utah 84604
1-800-FANDANGO 1446
089@cinemark.com
http://www.cinemark.com/
 
Status:
Open 
Chain:
Cinemark 
Auditoriums:
Open:
6 October 1988  
 

The Cinemark Movies 8 opened on 6 October 1988 and features stereo sound in all auditoriums, which range in size from 200 to 300 seats. One auditorium was originally THX-certified and was the first public THX auditorium in the state of Utah.]1]  The 23,000-square-foot theater complex is located in the Plum Tree Shopping Center near Brigham Young University in Provo.

Cinemark choose the Provo location for the dollar theater because they saw an untapped market for discount theaters. "We are trying to capture the lost audience that was priced out of the movie-going experience," Senio said. "We will offer the dollar price at a first-class theater. People will get the same exact thing, we just wait for the second-run release."[1]

In 1992, a Cinemark official said that Movies 8 "consistently brings in the most gross revenue of any of Cinemark's 150 locations across the country."[2]

Cinemark began advertising digital projection on all screens starting 21 December 2012.[3]


1. "Provo 8-Theater Complex to Charge $1 for Movies", Deseret News, 15 September 1988, page B7
2. "Dollar Complex Makes Cinemark New Utah Leader in Movie Screens", Salt Lake Tribune, 27 March 1992
3. www.cinemark.com, retreived 18 December 2012