Mormon Arts Center

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Dec. 25

Promised Valley Playhouse (original known as the Orpheum Theatre) opened on this day (1905). It was Salt Lake City's first vaudeville theater. Later converted to a movie theater, it was purchased by the Church in 1971, after which it was restored and rechristened the Promised Valley Playhouse, used for local development of of plays and musicals. The building was demolished in 2003. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/916

Glen Nelson