The Crystal Theatre was open briefly in 1912, showing travelogues, such as Seven Years in the Arctic With My Camera, and current events, such as the funeral of John Henry Smith of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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.