Cedar Theatre

33 North Main Street,
Cedar City, UT 84720

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Cedar Theatre Reborn in 2012

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This theatre was open from at least 1914 as the Thorley Theatre, which it was known as at least into the mid-to-late-1940’s.

It was renamed the Cedar Theatre at some point and was twinned in the early-1970’s. This theatre was operated by Westates Theatres until 2005.

After laying unused for seven years, it has been renovated and under new ownership had a ‘soft’ reopening on July 14, 2012 with screenings of “Rio” and “Gone in 60 Seconds”. It fully reopened in August 2012. It was closed in 2015.

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Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

ghamilton on February 26, 2006 at 9:26 am

The article also list the former nearby Park Theater that is now a bread store.

kencmcintyre on May 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Here is an October 2005 article about the sale of the theater:

ayoung22 on March 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm

How would everyone feel if the Cedar City Twin was turned into a theater with a stage for plays etc?

I understand that Cedar City has many theaters because of the Festival however, it would be a community theater. Making it available for the General public of Cedar City/Southern Utah region.

Let me know what you think. email me:


ayoung22 on March 19, 2010 at 2:54 am

There is a new email that you can get ahold of me at with your ideas of how this can be turned into a community theater/venue for Cedar City, Utah.

Andrew S. Young
-President & Manager.

kencmcintyre on April 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Looks like it’s still closed. The theater is at the end of Main Street in this circa 1940s photo.

ayoung22 on April 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I do not know if that building is still standing. so much has been done with that property across the street from this location.

ayoung22 on December 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

The theater is going for almost 500 thousand. Personally I do not think it is worth quite that much.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

DEATH WISH 2 was playing,Not “Death Wish”.Put the 2 up guys.

ayoung22 on March 23, 2011 at 12:34 am

Summer is coming. I hope that I can get the funding to buy the theater and make it something awesome for Cedar City, Utah

Red_Rock_Film_Festival on February 12, 2017 at 3:37 am

This beautiful theater is sadly closed and the posters still list films from 2015.

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