Megaplex Theatres

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Megaplex Theatres is a chain of movie theaters headquartered in Sandy, Utah. The chain was founded in 1999 by Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller and is owned by the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Megaplex currently operates 17 locations in Utah and Nevada.


The first location was the centerpiece of the newly built Jordan Commons restaurant and entertainment complex in Sandy, opening on November 1, 1999 with 17 screens. The theater was built on the former site of Jordan High School. Since its opening, the Sandy location has grown to be one of the highest-grossing theaters locally while also ranking among the top theaters nationwide with some films.[1] In December 2012, the location opened an expansion, adding three auditoriums and additional dining options.

In September 2005, the flagship location in Sandy opened the second IMAX screen in Utah.[2] Since then, Megaplex has added IMAX screens at locations in South Jordan, West Valley City, and Centerville, with two more screens to open at the future Orem location as well as one at the planned Holladay location.[3][4]

In April 2012, the chain announced their expansion beyond the Wasatch Front with the purchase of 10 theaters from the Westates Theater chain. These include four locations in St. George, three in Logan, two in Cedar City, and one in Mesquite, Nevada.[5]

In September 2013, the chain announced plans to build a new location in Orem as part of a development on the former site of Geneva Steel. The theater has 13 screens including the chain's fifth IMAX auditorium. The location opened on March 13, 2015.[6][7]

In August 2014, the chain announced plans for a new location in Holladay, anchoring a redevelopment of the Cottonwood Mall. The theater is planned to have 10 screens, including the chain's sixth IMAX screen.[8]


Name Location Opened Screens
Jordan Commons Sandy, Utah 1999 20
The Gateway Salt Lake City, Utah 2001 12
Thanksgiving Point Lehi, Utah 2005 17
The District South Jordan, Utah 2006 20
The Junction Ogden, Utah 2007 13
Legacy Crossing Centerville, Utah 2011 14
Fiddler Cedar City, Utah 2012 6
Stadium Cedar City, Utah 2012 8
Providence Stadium Logan, Utah 2012 8
University Stadium Logan, Utah 2012 6
North Main Logan, Utah 2012 5
Main Street St. George, Utah 2012 6
Pineview Stadium St. George, Utah 2012 10
Washington Red Cliffs St. George, Utah 2012 4
Sunset Stadium St. George, Utah 2012 8
Stadium Mesquite, Nevada 2012 6
Valley Fair Mall West Valley City, Utah 2012 15
Geneva Orem, Utah 2015 13
Cottonwood Holladay, Utah 2017 10


  1. ^ "One-day sales put Utah Megaplex and 'Sith' in a galaxy of their own". Deseret News. 2005-05-21. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  2. ^ "New IMAX theater plans Hollywood feature films". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  3. ^ "IMAX Theatres Information". Megaplex Theatres. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
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  5. ^ "Utah's Megaplex acquires 11 Westates theaters | The Salt Lake Tribune". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Geneva Steel site transformation underway with variety of projects". Deseret News. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  7. ^ "Larry H. Miller Megaplex opens this week in Vineyard". Herald Extra. 2015-03-07. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Outlook brightens for old Cottonwood Mall site in Holladay". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 

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