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Salt Lake City's Alternative Movie Theaters

Food, Drink, Organ Music, Giant Screens and More


Salt Lake County is dotted with ordinary movie theaters where you can catch the latest Hollywood releases. These alternative movie theaters all offer something a little out of the ordinary.

Brewvies Cinema Pub

Courtesy Brewvies

A full service pub combined with a first-run movie theater makes Brewvies a favorite with SLC locals. You can even place your food and drink order, then sit down to watch the movie, and you'll be notified when your order is ready.

677 S. 200 W.

The Organ Loft

Courtesy The Organ Loft

The Organ Loft screens vintage silent movies, accompanied by a vintage Wurlitzer pipe organ. Movies usually play the second and last Thursday, Friday of each month, September-May.

3331 S. Edison St. (1/4 block east of State St. on 33rd S.)

Salt Lake Film Society: Tower Theatre and Broadway Centre Cinemas

By Flickr user slcurban

The Salt Lake Film Society brings classic, independent and foreign films and documentaries, including Sundance Film Festival screenings, to the Tower Theatre and Broadway Centre Cinemas in downtown SLC.

Tower Theatre
876 East 900 S.

Broadway Centre Cinemas
111 East 300 South

Utah Film Center

Utah Film Center

The Utah Film Center is a major provider of free film screenings in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah, including free movies at the Salt Lake City Public Library, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Gallivan Center and elsewhere. Check their website for lots of free, interesting movies all year long.

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art offers free screenings of fascinating documentaries and independent films.

20 S. West Temple

Salt Lake City Public Library

Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Salt Lake City Library regularly screens free movies, including holiday favorites, Senior Movie Afternoons, and Science Movie night in conjunction with the Natural History Museum of Utah.

210 E. 400 S.

Clark Planetarium

Marsha Maxwell

Clark Planetarium boast both an IMAX giant screen theater, showing science documentaries and first run family films, and the Hansen Domed Theater, featuring star shows and rock and roll light shows.

110 S. 400 W.
801-456-STAR (7827)

Giant Screen IMAX: Gateway, Thanksgiving Point, Jordan Commons

By Flickr user Zachary Tirrell

These three multi-screen movie theater complexes feature giant IMAX screens showing both science documentaries and visually stunning first-run Hollywood movies.

Megaplex 12 at the Gateway
165 South Rio Grande St.

Megaplex at Jordan Commons
9400 S. State Street

Megaplex 8 at Thanksgiving Point 2935 Thanksgiving Way in Lehi

Free Summer Movies

By Flickr user Rowdy Kittens

There's plenty of free entertainment in the Salt Lake area during the summer, including free movie nights sponsored by community organizations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Browse the list to find free summer movies in your area.

Free Movies Year Round

John Eder
Movie lovers can find a huge variety of free film screenings in Salt Lake City, including major Hollywood productions, experimental films, classics, kids' movies, documentaries and more.

Redwood Drive-In

Frank Whitney

The Redwood is the only Salt Lake area theater providing the old-fashioned drive-in experience. They also host a swap meet every weekend.

3688 S Redwood Rd.

Dollar Movies

John Elger

Salt Lake's "dollar movie" houses have raised their prices to $1.25, $1.50 or $1.75, but they still offer very inexpensive entertainment. At these prices, you don't have to feel bad about what you paid for the popcorn!

Cinemark Sugar House Movies 10
2227 S. Highland Dr.

Cinemark Movies Nine
9539 So. 700 E., Suite 2

Cinemark Valley Fair 9
3601 S. 2700 W.Suite E105

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