Trolley Corners Cinema to Become Fitness Center
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Westates Theatres closed the Trolley Corners Cinema after its final showings on June 3, 2004. The triplex theater will be gutted and replaced by a 24-hour fitness health club.
Trolley Corners opened December 23, 1977 and was the last of Salt Lake’s 70mm theaters. Theater #1 featured stadium seating, 770 seats, and an 8-channel SDDS digital sound system. The large, curved screen was covered with curtains. Murals of “Star Wars” and “Sound of Music” adorned the lobby walls. The projection booth held two projectors.
Although Trolley Corners was popular, it could not compete for first-run films with the new Megaplex 12 at the Gateway. Trolley Corners became a dollar house on September 5, 2003 — the only discount theater in Utah to feature stadium seating.
There are photos of the theater on utahtheaters.info website, and some better photos of Theater 1 will be coming out in the next month or so.