SCERA Showhouse

745 S. State Street,
Orem, UT 84058

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SCERA Center for the Arts (Official)

Additional Info

Architects: Fred L. Markham

Functions: Live Theater, Movies (Classic), Movies (Family)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 801.225.2787

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SCERA Showhouse

The SCERA Showhouse opened in September 1, 1941. It was a single screen theater with 756 seats. Opening day movie was “The Shepherd of the Hills” with John Wayne. In 1995 a second auditorium with 485 seats was added. The second auditorium shows movies but can also be used for plays. This is a family oriented theater. No R-rated movies are shown here.

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ghamilton on September 17, 2005 at 4:25 am

This theater has been known for decades as the Disney movie headquarters.It is closed on Sundays and often used for church functions.It was appearently owned by the predominate local demonination,before being spun off into a foundation situation.This organization has had many ups and downs,but tries to serve its community of good families.The style of the bldg could be called art deco,but barely.The main room was kind of plain when I was last inside.

Marktech on October 13, 2007 at 12:17 pm

The interior of the large theater(there are two screens there) was recently completely remodeled and is now a very attractive room. This is the largest non-Imax type movie screen in Utah County. The large theater is equipped for 70mm presentations. A Century JJ 35/70mm projector and USL processor handle the 70mm stuff while a Sony DFP-3000 handle 35mm analog and digital playback. a 4kw Christie lamphouse provides adaquate light levels on the huge screen.

The smaller theater which serves dual purpose live and movie is equipped with a Simplex X-L projector and is equipped for Dolby Digital playback.

kencmcintyre on January 10, 2009 at 10:20 am

This biography lists Fred Markham as the architect of the Scera:

Trolleyguy on July 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Function should include: Movies (classic). No more first run movies on website.

Texas2step on March 19, 2018 at 5:27 pm

This one opened on September 1, 1941.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 27, 2022 at 7:51 am

The September 3, 1950 issue of Boxoffice had a brief item noting that the publicly-owned Scera Theatre in Orem, Utah, had recently reopened following an extensive remodeling for its ninth anniversary. Improvements included plush carpeting, chandeliers, and a display of tropical plants. Profits from the theater, which was run by a nine-member board elected by the community, with three members elected to three-year terms each year, were used to finance public events and the development of public recreational facilities.

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