In 1989, Richard Cook, president of Buena Vista Pictures, said of the SCERA, "It's our favorite theater . . . it is a spectacular place to see a motion picture. It gives the kind of presentation that we wish all our films would play in. It's big, it's clean, it has wonderful sound, great sight-lines. And they've been so loyal to our company and exhibited our pictures for so many years.''
In 1976, Howard Coleman created the Lakeside Theaters by remodeling an
existing building. The theater originally showed first-run films, but
switched to sub-run in about 1985. The theater closed on 9 June 2000
because of "declining attendance and competition from the chain movie
theaters" with stadium seating and digital sound. The building, owned
by Kier Corp., was likely to be converted to retail.
("Downtown S.L., Clearfield lose movie houses", Deseret News, 15 June 2000, page D7)