3092 Highland Drive,
Salt Lake City,
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Villa Theatre (Official)
Architects: Alton B. Paulson
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Apr 1, 2013 — "2001: A Space Odyssey" 45th Anniversary – The Cinerama Engagements
- Mar 18, 2013 — “South Pacific” 55th Anniversary – The Roadshow Engagements
- Oct 30, 2009 — Happy 50th, "Sleeping Beauty"
- Dec 31, 2008 — Remembering Cinerama (Part 18: Salt Lake City)
- Sep 14, 2007 — Preserving Palaces Film Festival Sept. 14-15
- Dec 7, 2006 — "Preserve Me a Seat" doc to screen in Alaska this week!
- May 24, 2004 — Villa Theatre Sold; Will Become Rug Gallery
- Oct 28, 2003 — Villa Theatre Back on the Market
- Oct 16, 2003 — Villa Theatre Sale Delayed
- Oct 14, 2003 — Villa Theatre To Become Furniture Showroom?
The Villa Theater is best known for its elegant neon-laden façade and sign, as well as its 93-foot curved screen, the largest in the state of Utah.
Opened on December 23, 1949 with Tyrone Power in “Prince of Foxes”. The Villa Theatre was later used as the home of Cinemiracle and Cinerama in Salt Lake City, with its three Cinerama booths still remaining in place. In fact, the theatres' original proscenium, stage, and screen are still intact, and hidden behind the large, curved screen.
The Villa Theatre was last operated by Carmike Cinemas, which renovated the old movie house in 1996.
Due to Carmike’s bankruptcy reorganization, the Villa Theatre was closed in February 2003. It has been converted since then into a rug showroom.
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