New theaters turn Layton site into the movie mecca of Utah

Deseret News, 13 November 1997, page D15

Article Summary:

Cineplex Odeon Co. will open the Layton Hills Cinemas on 14 November 1997.  The nine-screen state-of-the-art movie complex features curved screens in all auditoriums, "sightline seating" (stadium seating with plenty of legroom and an unobstructed view), the best acoustic material available, carbon dioxide detectors that keep the incoming air flow perfectly balanced, and portable booster seats for children.  The lartest theater, No. 6, has 444 seats and an elevator.

The Layton Hills Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon's first in Davis County, will be located just 100 yards to the north of the 17 existing Cinemark theaters at Layton Hills Mall.  Cineplex Odeon studied the Layton market and believes another nine screens aren't too many for the area.  As recently as 17 years go there wasn't a single indoor theater in Layton.

The new theater complex was built by a partnership including Cineplex Odeon, Dan Bridenstine (who owns American Heritage Construction, which built the theater), Neil Wall, Scott Priest, and Duane Johnson.

Several hundred people attended a special VIP night on Wednesday, 12 November 1997.