Theater to lay off 5 employees and cut hours of others, may cut first-run films

Daily Herald, 26 February 2004, page A1

Article Summary:

The SCERA theater will lay off five of its 15 full-time employees and cut the hours of many part-time employees because of a decrease in ticket sales.  The board of the non-profit organization wants to live within its budget and avoid going into debt.

Further cost-cutting measures may include not showing first-run movies anymore or converting Showhouse I into a multipurpose theater.  Showhouse I can't be used for plays or musicals because it doesn't have a loft to pull the screen up, but the stage could be extended and the theater used for smaller, regional-based concerts or for performances by the Utah Valley Symphony.

SCERA completed renovations to Showhouse II in November, along with the porch, landscaping and repainting the outside.