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Logan, Utah  84321
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The entrance of the theater has a ticket booth, with doors on either side and an attraction board above.

Grant Smith, 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