Victory Theater

48 East 300 South,
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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The Victory Theater, located in downtown Salt Lake City, was originally known as the Colonial Theater when it opened in 1908. It was also briefly known as the Pantages Theater. It was possibly the only movie theater in Salt Lake with two balconies. It was last operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Tracy Barham.

Sadly, however, the Victory Theatres suffered a devastating fire which killed 3 firemen in May 1943, and the remains were demolished in July 1943.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2006 at 3:53 pm

There is a small photo of the Victory on this site:
http://www.yesco.com/history.html

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Here is the account of the fire from the Deseret News on 5/19/43:
http://tinyurl.com/6d8pna

rivest266
rivest266 on February 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm

This opened on November 18th, 1908. small grand opening ad is at View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 18, 2010 at 2:52 am

From its date of opening, its location, and the description of an unnamed theater that was the subject of an article in the Salt Lake Herald of July 16, 1908, the architect of the Victory Theatre can be identified as E.W. Houghton of Seattle, with H.A. Hodgson as his associate in charge of construction. This was the same team that designed and built the Ogden Theatre at Ogeden, Utah, the following year.

The Salt Lake Herald article can be read online here, in the Library of Congress’s newspaper collection.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

A close-up view of the entrance to the Victory Theatre in Salt Lake City appears at the top of this page of the March 6, 1926, issue of Motion Picture News.

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