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Centre Theatre

State & Broadway
Salt Lake City UT

Demolished 1989
Record #15473  
 Opened: December 24, 1937
 Closed: January 24, 1989
 Demolished: 1989
Capacity: 1174 seats
Architect(s):
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
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. [1] 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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