New triplex opens in Nephi

posted by CSWalczak on November 24, 2009 at 7:45 am

NEPHI, UT — There hasn’t been an operating movie theater in this town about 75 miles south of Salt Lake City since the Venice Theater closed in 1983. The new Salt Creek Cinemas opened last month.

Ground was broken for the new theater in February of 2009. At the time, owners were worried about starting a new business in such a bad economy, especially an expensive business like a movie theater.

Steve Robison, another of the owners of Salt Creek Cinemas, said movie theaters typically do well in tough times. But he was still a little nervous.

Now, after being open for about five weeks, Robison said they’re breaking about even. He thinks “New Moon” will put them over the top for a while.

The full story can be read at KSL.

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Jasmyn on November 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I’ve seen on net that there are online movies that are latest trend providing wholesome entertainment. New Moon opening weekend sales shot it straight to third all time. “New Moon” pulled over $ 140 million at home, blasting weekend estimates of $ 85 to $ 100 million rights out of the water. Only “Spiderman 3” and “The Dark Knight” had bigger opening weekends at the US box office.“ New Moon” also pulled in the most money for midnight ticket sales, earning $ 26.3 million at the US box office Thursday before the early morning Friday shows. It’s likely those who were short of cash paid for their tickets with an allowance advance rather than a <a rev=“vote for” title=“New Moon' Opening Weekend Sales Make the Record Books” href=“”>loan till payday</a>, but filmmakers and theaters don’t care where the money comes from.

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