Arch Theater

757 North Main Street,
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

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Arch Theatre auditorium

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The Arch Theater opened in 1949, designed by architect Fred L. Markham. Located on Main Street, the Arch Theatre is now demolished.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm

This theatre had an interesting origin. It began as a simple quonset hut, and was opened by the Huish-Gilhool circuit when their Angelus Theatre, a few blocks away, was destroyed by a fire in 1948. While the house was already operating, the building was upgraded and expanded according to the design by architect Fred Markham.

The July 9, 1949, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that the formal opening of the Arch Theatre had been scheduled for July 8, and a photo of the completed theater was published in the July 30 issue of the same magazine. The quonset hut shape was retained, the front of the building was expanded to one side, and the whole edifice was given a modern “California” (as Boxoffice called it) design, built of redwood and of native rock quarried in Park City.

The Angelus Theatre was reopened in a new building on its old site in 1950, giving Spanish Fork two movie theaters.

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