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I think that one, the single screen was just Sam’s Place, ,maybe two blocks down, Im pretty sure there are some pics posted.
I recall these were both good size twin auditoriums with a spacious feel. Saw a sold out showing of “Hannah & her sisters” sometime in the early 80’s.
I have memories of being “dropped off” with my cousins when we were young to catch a double feature, I remember one movie was “The Watcher in the Woods” and I think it cost only a dollar. This was probably in the late 1970’s. It was the time that megaplexes were starting to pop up everywhere, and the Murray was starting to show wear and tear, even though the auditorium was very full. I believe I remember a similar theater elsewhere in Salt Lake, called the Logan?? I think same size, layout etc.
Have great memories of this classic place from my teen years, I remember that in late 70’s early 80’s they rarely got the big hits, losing out to the Cooper 3, or the Ute 70 usually. I recall at one time the marquis reading an X rated feature,“Catherine & Co” but I think for no more than a week. The last seats in the balcony felt miles away from the screen if you got stuck there as we did for a really bad flick called “Dirty Tricks” w/Kate Jackson & Elliot Gould (I think) Still a few great Rocky Horror Midnight Movie memories. Glad that now they can show top of the line non-commercial features.Hope it stays around for decades more.
Loved seeing “Compromising Positions” here with Raul Julia & Susan Sarandon & also “Ruthless People” with Bette Midler, both back in the 80’s. I remember how green it was color schematically & had a very underground feel to it, even though it was very spacious.
Actually the Cinema 70 was out on Chelton and Platte, it consisted of one large auditorium and two fairly small ones (presumably added later than screen 1) I remember seeing “Where the Red Fern grows” as a youngster, and the awful “Porky’s” as a teenager. The Arcadia drive in used to be located directly behind. The Ute 70, I believe was downtown on Nevada Avenue and was briefly an antique store in the 90’s.