Fort Douglas Theater

245 Fort Douglas Boulevard,
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

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Built in 1932 for the formerly sprawling Ft. Douglas, on the northeast outskirts of Salt Lake City. The stately, almost Jeffersonian, brick theater was opened almost all day during the hectic days of WW II. As the fort downsized continually after the big war, the theater saw less use, finally being opened only on weekends by the early 70’s. It was used sporadically for various events until the Olympics, where it had some heavy use.

It is currently undergoing a total overhaul with state of the art equipment for sound and visual arts. I often have seen this edifice through the decades and am so glad it did not suffer the fate of many post theaters through the country. It is now part of the University of Utah.

Contributed by george hamilton hill

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ghamilton
ghamilton on October 16, 2005 at 11:03 am

Anyone in Utah can enjoy a unique opportunity this coming Sat.-22nd, at the theater ,there will be a showing of a new film about the hauntings of Ft.Douglas.Ck out ftdouglas.org for details.Just in time for halloween.Fetzer,the guy behind the film is quite a guy.

ghamilton
ghamilton on May 15, 2007 at 3:24 pm

BIG SHINDIG there last Fri.The Dr.Laura radio show broadcast from there with a full house of mostly military wifes in a honor the military families themed show.

georgehill
georgehill on April 13, 2008 at 6:00 am

Drove up to it this week during a Ut visit.Doesn’t appear to be having heavy use,but looks good.

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