Movie Theater Closes for Conversion to Multiplex

Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2001

Article Summary:

The old Holiday Village Cinema closed on 22 July 2001 as part of a renovation of the Holiday Village Shopping Center.  The three-screen theater will be replaced with a new four-screen multiplex with stadium seating.  The closure of the old theater will leave Park City without a working movie theater until the new one opens in December 2001.

"Newsday film critic John Anderson once dubbed the cramped, stuffy shoeboxes 'the Sciatica triplex.' The undersized theater gained notoriety at the 1999 festival with two incidents: a near-riot of ticketholders at an oversold screening of "American Pimp," and the fall of a ventilation conduit just before a screening of 'American Movie' that injured three moviegoers."

Megaplex Theatres recently announced plans to open an eight-screen, 1000-seat theater complex at the Redstone development in  Kimball Junction in spring 2002.