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After the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History moved to the Memorial Building in 1996, the former museum was renovated and reopened as the Lehi City Arts Center.   Limited by its 100-seat auditorium with a combined green and dressing room, the Lehi Arts Council announced plans in 1998 for a new performing arts complex with a 1,800 seat Broadway theater, a smaller 248-seat theater, and a theater-in-the-round.  Pledges were secured for $6 million of the necessary $15 million, but fund-raising grew difficult due to competition from other Utah County arts initiatives and the 2002 Winter Olympics Games.  In 2003, Lehi City unveiled a $150,000 renovation of the existing arts center.

 
 
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The original screen tower of the Highland Drive-In was made of concrete and featured the word 'Highland' in large letters on the back side.

Photographer: David Leo
Date: About 1983

Highland Drive-In Theatre
(Hyland Drive-In)
 
3670 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Auditoriums:
Open:
21 July 1948  
Closed:
1982  
 
The Hyland Drive-In Theatre opened before 1954.1  It was renamed the Highland Drive-In Theatre in 1961, following a $400,000 remodeling project which included "twin screens, asphalt parking area, new refreshment and snack bar, new playground and restrooms and modern projection equipment".2  The theater closed after 1982.1


1. Salt Lake City Classified Business Directory, 1954-1955 through August 1982
2.
$400,000 Hyland Project Newest Theater Remodeling, 17 July 1961, Deseret News