Cedar City Twin Theatre

33 N. Main Street,
Cedar City, UT 84720

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Thorley Theatre, Avalon Theatre, Utah Theatre, Cedar Theatre

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Cedar Theatre Reborn in 2012

This theatre was opened in 1914 as the Thorley Theatre, which it was known until June 15, 1939 when it was renamed Avalon Theatre. In 1940 it was renamed Utah Theatre.

It was remodeled in 1946 and renamed Cedar Theatre and was twinned in the early-1970’s. The theatre was operated by Westates Theatres until 2005.

After laying unused for seven years, it has been renovated and under new ownershiphas a ‘soft’ reopening July 12, 2012 with screenings of “Rio” & “Gone in 60 Seconds”. It fully reopened in August 2012. It was closed in 2015. By 2022 the lobby was in use as a gourmet brownie store.

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Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

ayoung22 on March 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm

How would everyone feel if the Cedar City Twin was turned into a theater with a stage for plays etc?

I understand that Cedar City has many theaters because of the Festival however, it would be a community theater. Making it available for the General public of Cedar City/Southern Utah region.

Let me know what you think. email me:


ayoung22 on March 19, 2010 at 2:54 am

There is a new email that you can get ahold of me at with your ideas of how this can be turned into a community theater/venue for Cedar City, Utah.

Andrew S. Young
-President & Manager.

kencmcintyre on April 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Looks like it’s still closed. The theater is at the end of Main Street in this circa 1940s photo.

ayoung22 on April 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I do not know if that building is still standing. so much has been done with that property across the street from this location.

ayoung22 on December 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

The theater is going for almost 500 thousand. Personally I do not think it is worth quite that much.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

DEATH WISH 2 was playing,Not “Death Wish”.Put the 2 up guys.

ayoung22 on March 23, 2011 at 12:34 am

Summer is coming. I hope that I can get the funding to buy the theater and make it something awesome for Cedar City, Utah

Red_Rock_Film_Festival on February 12, 2017 at 3:37 am

This beautiful theater is sadly closed and the posters still list films from 2015.

dallasmovietheaters on February 23, 2018 at 5:08 am

Launched as the Thorley Theatre in 1914. On June 15, 1939, the Thorley Theatre became the Avalon Theatre. In 1940, the name was changed again to the Utah Theatre. After closing for remodeling in 1946, the theatre relaunched as the Cedar Theatre which it retained until it was twinned.

mikehume on November 27, 2022 at 11:43 pm

As of late 2022 a gourmet brownie store called ganache–d has opened in the theatre’s lobby. It’s unclear what use it being made, if any, of the theatre spaces.

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