Scott McQuarrie, a Utah County developer, approached Sandy City in 2006 about building a 2,400-seat Broadway theater southwest of City Hall. The development was named “The Proscenium”, after the Greek innovation to better frame theater performances. The announcement created a rivalry between Sandy and Salt Lake City, which had also had plans for a Broadway theater. Funding for the Proscenium dried up after the credit market tumbled in late 2008.
The Wilshire opened in 1969.1 Two smaller auditoriums were added in the mid-1970s. The theater closed 4 October 1998 after facing increased competition from new multiplexes in Layton and Ogden.2 It was later demolished.
1. "Ogden", movie-theatre.org
2. "Another theater to close in Weber", Deseret News, 3 October 1998, page B8