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In the center of the front facade is the name of the theater, Wynnsong Cinemas, and the Carmike film logo.  Behind the windows is a narrow hallway and the theater's ticket booth.

Grant Smith, 21 June 2005

Wynnsong Cinemas
4800 North University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84604
801 764-0009
http://www.carmike.com
 
Status:
Open 
Chain:
Carmike Cinemas 
Auditoriums:
12 
Total Seats:
2240 
Open:
December 1996  
 

The Wynnsong Cinemas were built by Carmike Cinemas in 1996 as part of the Shops at Riverwoods development in the northern part of Provo.  The 42,000-square-foot theater complex had a total seating capacity of 2,240 and featured high-back seats, digital sound in all auditoriums and THX certification in six.  Construction began in April 1996, with the grand opening expected in time for the Christmas 1996 movie season.[1]

The Wynnsong Cinemas were later remodeled to add stadium seating.  The number of THX certified auditoriums has been reduced from six to two.  In June 2006 the Wynnsong Cinemas became the first theater in Utah County to feature digital projection.



1. “Complex to Include 12-Screen Theater”, Deseret News, 21 February 1996, Page B3