|This suburban theater will be erected at 31st South
and Highland dr., with work expected to be completed early in 1949.
A. B. Paulson was architect for the project. The theater will be constructed
according to the new "stadium" design, which has been utilized
in Los Angeles, Cal.
Bids Asked for S. L. Theater To Cost $350,00, Seat 1300
Salt Lake Tribune, 22 August 1948, page 8S
A call for bids has been issued for a new $350,000 theater to be built
at 31st South and Highland dr.
The building - not a drive-in - will seat about 1300 persons in a "stadium"
arrangement, a new theater layout plan successfully utilized in two new
model theaters recently built at Los Angeles, Cal.
In this layout, the front half of the theater is level and the rear half
of the auditorium built on a rather steep incline. The entranceway is
beneath the "riser," as is common in football stadiums.
The theater will be owned and operated by Joseph L. Lawrence and D. K.
Exterior design will be modern, though not radical, with glass, brick,
terrazza concrete and plastics utilized.
Return of bids is scheduled by Aug. 27, with construction scheduled to
start about Sept. 7 and completion planned in approximately 120 days.
A. B. Paulson was architect for the project.
Free parking space for 500 automobiles will be provided on a paved, lighted
lot. Other features will include well water cooling, radiantly heated,
sidewalks, and full fireproofing and acoustic treatment. Backs of seats
will be three inches father apart than usual to make it possible for persons
to enter and leave without disturbing others in the same row.