utahtheaters.info is dedicated to preserving the memories of theaters in Utah by providing photos and written histories of all buildings that have been used as public stage or movie theaters from the early 1900s to the present day. Some amusement, dance, and meeting halls have been included because of the possibility that the were also used for theatrical purposes.
utahtheaters.info began as an extension of villatheatre.com,
which was created by Grant Smith in 2001 as a way to practice skills
learned in a web design course. To help emphasis the importance
of the Villa Theatre, a page was added to villatheatre.com with photos
of other historic Salt Lake theaters. As the web site grew,
it was necessary to split the information on other theaters off into
site which later became utahtheaters.info.
Most of the information on utahtheaters.info comes from old newspaper articles, which often paint an incomplete picture of a theater's history. If you have information or photos that do not appear on this site, please contact us. If you would like to express support for your favorite theater or share memories of past theaters, please visit the guestbook section for that theater.