Tower Theatre (Salt Lake City)

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Tower Theatre
Tower Moving Pictures Theater, Tower Talkies
Address 876 East 900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
Coordinates 40°44′59″N 111°51′57″W / 40.749809°N 111.865947°W / 40.749809; -111.865947
Owner Salt Lake Film Society
Capacity 340
Opened January 10, 1928
Rebuilt 1950
Architect Samuel Campbell

The Tower Theatre, located in the 9th and 9th neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society.[1] The theater (with the Broadway Centre Cinemas, also owned by the society) presents independent films. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends.

The theater was built by Samuel Campbell in late 1927 and opened January 10, 1928. At a cost of $40,000 and boasted a $10,000 Kilgen Wonder Organ for its opening. The theater converted to sound Films on January 10, 1930, two years to the day of its grand opening, and became known as "Tower Talkies". It is the oldest movie theater in the Salt Lake Valley that is still in operation today. It was the first air-conditioned movie theater in the city. Its original facade resembled the Tower of London, but this was removed in 1950.[2]

The theatre is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival, and hosts a movie-rental library.


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