Utah Theatre

18 W. Center Street,
Logan, UT 84321

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Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on January 13, 2018 at 1:44 am

Opened by Mike Nielsen as the Roxy Labor Day 1935. Became Utah Theatre in January 1956. Also operated by Intermountain Theatres (1936-1955)

News clips are in the photo section

Nielsen passed away in 1938 but as late as December 1955 his widow Nettie still had a life estate in the Roxy Theatre. The Herald Journal reported that she was suing Intermountain Theatres for breach of contract because they discontinued matinees and then closed the Roxy entirely resulting in disuse of the building.

bobby7t9
bobby7t9 on December 29, 2010 at 10:27 am

Some pictures of the renovation & installation of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ can be found on Utah Festival Opera’s Facebook page here (these are from Summer ‘09):

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There are a couple of pictures that reveal the Art Deco design inside the theatre that had been covered up with fabric during its time as a movie theatre.

ghamilton
ghamilton on April 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Utah media reports,such as on KSL site,indicate that Ballam’s co.needs money badly,as the economy has dried up the normal deep pockets of the Utah finacial elites.Renovation on the Utah has been halted till the coffers start to fill again. How sad for Logan.By the way,the renovation will lower seating to 350.

4cruizn
4cruizn on November 24, 2006 at 6:02 am

I was thumbing through the local paper today and there was a big article on the Utah Theatre and its new style of shows. The article is in the “Cache” subsection of the local Herald Journal, dated November 24-30, 2006. It’s entitled “Out with the new, in with the old.” Basically, it reports that director Gary Griffin has started showing OLD films at the theatre — films starring the likes of Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, etc. He says that people are coming out of the woodwork to see the old films, and he’ll continue to show the old flicks as long as people support them. A few of the favorites that have been shown recently are “Gone with the wind,” “It’s a wonderful life,” “Casablance,” and there will be a host of Christmas movies (Miracle on 34th street, for example) shown during the holiday season. Looks like the Utah Theatre is alive and well — even if it means showing reruns. Tyson

4cruizn
4cruizn on November 12, 2006 at 8:04 am

Here’s a link to a pic I took in July ‘05, from across the street:

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ghamilton
ghamilton on March 14, 2006 at 1:08 am

Big news here.Theater shut down recently.Now owned by the great Ballam’s Utah festival Opera Company.Stage will be expanded,a million dollar wurlitzer will be installed.A wide variety of live entetainment is projected,plus silent movies.Along with the other two theater,a yearly festival is planned that will make Logan a Mecca for the stage lover.This am’s SL Tribune has a small article on all this.