Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons

9335 South State Street,
Sandy, UT 84070

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Built on the site of the old Jordan High School, the Jordan Commons development includes the new Megaplex 17, five restaurants and a ten-story office building.

Built at a cost of $107 million, the lobby is 90 feet wide and was designed to look like Main Street in Salt Lake City in the 1870’s. The lobby also features the 46,000 square foot Mayan Restaurant.

Auditorium 17 is a super screen seating 456 with a screen measuring 60 feet high by 80 feet wide and is equipped for 70MM with six-track digital sound.

It has turned out to be one of Salt Lake City’s highest grossing theatres.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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morrisondwm
morrisondwm on January 8, 2006 at 12:58 pm

I have no knowledge of what they knew or when they knew it. I don’t know anything about their contractual obligations. I believe people should be honorable in fulfilling their obligations. I know why I’ve chosen not to go to certain movies. My opinions and decisions are the only ones I am responsibly able to give. Since I haven’t asked them and, last I heard, they haven’t given any comments, no, I can’t give you any reason why. Rational or otherwise.

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on January 8, 2006 at 1:02 pm

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Miller says that he’s not a “community censor” and belives that pulling a movie with the top per screen average in the country is a business decission, I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t preform as well as say Rumor Has It.. or The Ringer.

Richards
Richards on January 8, 2006 at 1:30 pm

Hey, I’m all for the owner not wanting to show a movie and it’s his right. I also have the right to never frequent the Megaplex again. I wanted to see this movie and Larry Miller was not going to stop me. I did go a little further out of my way and attended a screening at the Century 16. I am so happy I made the extra effort to go, what a film. Mr. Miller did not really inconvenience me, he brought attention to his ignorance. He is not going to make me not see this movie and I am not going to make him show it. It’s that easy, however I can tell you this, I will never and I mean never, patronize his movie complex again. He does not have a monopoly on Salt Lake theatres. This is Utah for goodnes sake not comunnist China. It always amazes me the fear that people have with the Gay topic. I’m very comfortable in my own skin and love the opposite sex, but I’ll be damn if I am going to tell someone else who they can or cannot love. Get a grip people, love is here to stay.

tiggerbounce1968
tiggerbounce1968 on January 9, 2006 at 3:37 am

Just wanted to add a few comments here—I’m here in Ft. Lauderdale where Brokeback has been out since December. Both times I have seen it, the movie was packed. My friend saw it this past Sunday at 1 pm and it was still packed—so after almost a month down here the movie still packs the house. As Laurie mentioned earlier, I couldnt help but notice the Megaplex there in SLC is showing quite a few family value and morally right movies—lets see, we have Hostel which a neat little movie filled with violence, blood, guts and gore. There’s Dick and Jane (which I saw) that shows what fun it is to rob a bank/convience store as well as show stereotypes. Then Casanova which looks like it might be funny, but it is about a man who had quite a few women in his lifetime right? But my FAVORITES are the ones that I have seen compared and contrasted several times in articles about Brokeback by Christian groups: Harry Potter VS. Narnia. Dont take the kiddies to see Harry Potter because with all the witches, magic and sorcery, talking fantasy animals, and dealings with the dark forces will undoubtly convert innocent young minds to a life of sin. However, Narnia is fit for the whole family to enjoy because it has….oh wait! Witches, magic and sorcery, talking fantasy animals , and a wonderful tale of good vs evil, something Harry is seriously lacking. Plus Harry doesnt have a slight religious overtone so it makes Narnia that much better. Hmm..I’ve seen all the Potter movies, Narnia, and Brokeback Mountain….where does that put me in all the mix? Anyways, thank your local theatres up there for playing the movie, and go see it a second time…I cried more the second time then the first! I know that more people will find reasons to protest the movie, but it only brings to light THEIR closed minded intolerance towards things they dont know and understand, and NOT the content of the movie. I mean really—there was more sex between Ennis and his wife then Ennis and Jack! Theres something for everyone here! Enjoy the movie!

mhvbear
mhvbear on January 9, 2006 at 5:03 am

Universal should pull all their product from this theater chain.

pdwarnick
pdwarnick on January 15, 2006 at 8:16 am

Bigotry is alive and well in Utah in the form of Larry Miller. Hypocrisy rules with him as he decides to ban a love story in favor of violence, crude language and horrific scenes from movies like Syriana with the audience enduring the torture of a man’s fingernails being pulled off. When will the intolerance end; when will churches stop the hate and tolerance for priest abusing children and then covering it up. I put Miller in the same category of hypocrisy and bigotry.

lauriemann
lauriemann on January 15, 2006 at 10:00 am

I just got back from seeing Brokeback Mountain. It’s a beautifully-made, achingly painful movie with amazing acting from the four main principal actors. I’m really glad I went to see it.

In Pittsburgh at 1pm today (against a Steeler playoff game, no less), a 538-person theater was over1/3rd full, about 1/3rd of the audience was male and 2/3rds female. It’s only playing at two local theaters, but I almost never see an early afternoon movie so full.

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on October 28, 2008 at 4:39 am

This theater is in the news again for banning Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno – meanwhile when the NY Post asked the theater’s manager why they are showing Saw V he replied “no comment”.

I saw Zack and Miri in Toronto where it got major laughs, it’s often too funny to be truly shocking – I suppose the title is what bugged Miller the most: if a family is taking their kids to see the G-rated High School Musical 3 they don’t want to see the word “Porno” also listed at the box office, perhaps. If only Miller would take a stand and proactively ban bad filmmaking, like Disaster Movie, then I’d respect him. Unfortunately he’s banned two films that were good.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 9, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Like three of the other four current locations of the Megaplex Theatres chain, the Megaplex 17 at Jordon Commons was designed by FFKR Architects of Salt Lake City.

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