State & Broadway|
Salt Lake City UT
|Record #15473 |
Opened: December 24, 1937|
Closed: January 24, 1989
Capacity: 1174 seats|
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: |
| Previously operated by: ABC Intermountain Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Theatres|
Information for this tour was contributed by Grant Smith.
The Centre Theater opened on 24 December 1937 and was built on the site of the Knutsford Hotel.  The theater was considered one of Salt Lake's finest examples of Art Deco architecture. One of its most unique features was the 90-foot tower located above the theater.
When the Centre opened it had 1,623 seats, but installation of a 56-foot wide screen in 1959 reduced seating to 1,174.
In 1989, Cineplex Odeon let its lease run out so the owners could demolish the building. A new office tower was built on the site, along with a bland 6-screen multiplex.
1. "Red Lights in Zion: Salt Lake City's Stockade, 1908-11", by John S. McCormick, Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, Number 2 (Spring 1982), Utah State History CD-ROM
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December 1937 photos from The Deseret News collection.
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