The Lyceum Theater, later known as Victory Hall, was constructed in 1915 by John Baxter. The theater was used for school productions, plays, and convocations through the 1940s. Later the theater served as an LDS cultural and recreation center.
Located at 35 North Main Street in Spring City, Utah
Victory Hall in Spring City
The Lyceum Theater, later known as The Victory, was constructed about 1915 by John R. Baxter, Jr. (1888-1978).
It featured silent films and later “talkies.” The “hall” was sold to the LDS Church and served as a recreational center until 1976 when the cultural hall addition to the LDS chapel was completed.*
The Victory Theater was first known as the Colonial Theater in 1908 and then the Pantages, not to be confused with this one on Main Street, after that is was the Casino Theater and finally the Victory Theater. It later burned in May of 1943 and in 2020 it is sitting in poor shape wit talks of it being demolished.
The parcel is at 40 East 300 South in Salt Lake City and it is now one large boarded up building, the theater was the east half and the address was 48 East 300 South or 48 E Broadway. The west half was the Paris Millinery at 40 E Broadway.
Built in 1905, the Orpheum Theatre is crowned by a 12-foot tall statue of Venus, the symbol of the Orpheum vaudeville circuit. National vaudeville acts, ranging from comedy skits to scientific boxing bouts, performed on the theater’s elegant stage. With the rising popularity of motion pictures, the Orpheum Theatre closed its doors as a vaudeville stage in 1918. It was reborn shortly thereafter as a movie theater and operated under a variety of names. During the late 1920s and 1930s, the building was regarded as the most stylish movie house in town. In 1972, the LDS Church purchased the building, renamed it Promised Valley Playhouse, and restored it for stage performances.
Architect: Carl M. Neuhausen
On 3300 South in Salt Lake you can still see this old sign for Century 6 Theatres.
Century 21 opened in 1967, a duplicate, Century 22 opened in 1969 and several more in the 80s and 90s before they all close down in 1998 and were demolished for parking for the new Century 16.
I found this photo (below) on cinematreasures.org
And these four (below) are from utahtheaters.info
The story began in 1938, when the Annie Pearl and John A. Howell family built a movie house in Draper-“The Pearl” was born. Vaudeville acts started off the evening and a movie or two would follow. Even a few big names, like Tex Ritter, graced the stage of “The Pearl”. During the depression, a bag of groceries was given away every Friday night.
Locals felt fortunate to have a first run theatre right in their small town. For many generations this building, now on the Draper Historic Register, served as a gathering place for the south end of the valley. Tales are told (by now upstanding citizens) of a cherry bomb or two set off during shows and of sneaking buddies in through the back door.