299 S. State Street,
Salt Lake City,
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The Centre Theater was opened December 24, 1937 with Carole Lombard & Fred MacMurray in “True Confession”. It 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. It was built by Paramount Pictures Inc. and Intermountain Theatres. By 1941 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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