The Cinemark West Valley and XD opened in the Highbury Centre on 12 July 2014. The neighborhood theater has10 auditoriums, each with “a state-of-the-art viewing environment,” including comfortable high-backed seats, wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screens, bright 4K digital projection powered by Barco projectors, and “enhanced digital surround sound systems that will enable customers to hear the movies as the filmmakers intended.” The largest auditorium features Cinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema, Cinemark's private label for their premium large format presentation.
The Academy Theater was built in the late 1930s by Joseph L. Lawrence
and David K. Edwards, who also built the Villa, Southeast, and Murray
Theaters in the Salt Lake area. The building may have been a skate rink
or the main office of a utility company before it became a theater. Carmike
Cinemas closed the theater on 10 September 1998 after opening a new 12-plex
in the same general area.