299 S. State Street,
Salt Lake City,
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The Centre Theater, which opened December 24, 1937, was considered one of Salt Lake’s finest examples of Art Deco style architecture. One of its most unique features was the 90-foot tower located above the theater. By the early-1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Tracy Barham.
When the Centre Theater opened it had 1,623 seats, but installation of a 56-foot wide screen in 1959 reduced seating to 1,174.
In 1989, Cineplex Odeon let its lease run out so the owners could demolish the building. A new office tower was built on the site, along with a bland six-screen multiplex.
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