Trolley North Closes; Demolition To Come
NORTH SALT LAKE, UT — The 1970s-era Trolley North theater closed for good last night after being resurrected in 2001 by Westates Theatres. According to the Deseret News, the three-screen theater has already been sold and will be knocked down and replaced by an office building.
Westates plans to erect a new 8-screen theater in Davis County sometime next year.
The Trolley North opened as a twin in 1974 known as the Mark II and was originally operated by Plitt. It became part of the Loews Cineplex empire following the sale of Plitt to Cineplex Odeon and the merger of Loews Theatres and C.O.
Unfortunately, the aging movie house fell victim to Loews Cineplex' bankruptcy reorganization and was shuttered in February 2001. “Loews had pretty much destroyed it before they left,” Westates vice president Tony Rudman is quoted as saying, and the company failed to bring the ‘rundown and out-of-date’ theater back to life.
(Thanks to Grant Smith for the news.)