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Lester B. Funge announced plans in 1904 for the Grande Vaudeville Theatre, an 800-seat playhouse between the Reed Hotel and the St. Paul Lodging House.   In 1906, a three-story building with a hall on the top floor occupied the site.  On 20 November 1907, the 197-seat New Electric Theatre opened in a remodeled house in the same location.  The Electric was the first theater operated by the Alhambra Theatre Company, which would grow to at least eight theaters in three states within seven years.

 
 
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The entrance of the theater has a ticket booth, with doors on either side and an attraction board above.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 7 May 2011

Cinema 3 Theatre
(Gem Theatre)
 
60 West 100 North
Logan, Utah 84321
 
Status:
Closed 
Open:
Before 1930  
Closed:
7 June 2007  
 

The Gem Theater was located at 60 West 100 North and showed movies from about 1935 to 1955.[1]

A comparision of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from 1930 and 1955 with current satellite photos indicates that the Gem Theatre expanded by annexing a building to the east.  Later it annexed harness and bicycle shops to the west and became the Cinema 3 Theatre.[2]

In 2002, while building the Providence Stadium 8, Westates Theatres said it was committed to downtown Logan and had plans to remodel the Cinema 3 within the next year.[3]

Plans for a remodel of the Cinema 3 was apparently replaced with a proposal to build a new four-screen theater and restaurant on the southwest corner of 100 North and 100 West. The city would have bought the Cinema 3 for $600,000 and then demolished the triplex to create a pedestrian connection between the “county block” and other downtown locations. The project became less viable after the loss of a planned convention center behind The Copper Mill Restaurant. Downtown also lacks the necessary parking and nightlife to support a movie theater.
[4]

Westates Theatres closed the Cinema 3 Theatre on 7 June 2007, in preparation for the opening of the University Stadium 6 Theatres at the Cache Valley Mall.
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1. movie-theatre.org
2. Sanborn Maps, utahtheaters.info, May 2011
3. "With eight new screens going up in Providence, the Force is with Westates Theatres", Herald Journal , 25 August 2002
4. “Valley in line for another multiplex", Herald Journal, 12 March 2006