Tu Cine

4140 W. 5415 South,
Kearns, UT 84118

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Previously operated by: Consolidated Theatres

Previous Names: Plaza Theatre, Valley Twin, Cinemas 5

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Tu Cine

Opened on July 2, 1964 as the Plaza Theatre with Tony Randall in “The Brass Bottle”. It was one of, if not the only, purpose-built 3-strip Cinerama theatres erected in Utah. (The Villa Theatre was retrofitted about 12 years after it opened.)

Construction on the Plaza Theatre began one month before “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” opened at the Villa Theatre and three-strip Cinerama disappeared from the Salt Lake Valley.

The theatre was split on August 24, 1977 and renamed the Valley Twin. It was split again on April 14, 1989 into a five-plex and renamed the Cinemas 5.

It remained a discount movie house until Consolidated Theatres finally closed it when new 24 and 15-screen megaplexes were built nearby.

The Cinemas 5 was then used as a venue for live entertainment before being reopened as a movie theatre on May 16, 2002 serving the Latino community called Tu Cine.

Ticket prices for Tu Cine were below what other area "mainstream" theaters charged at $5 for adults and $3 for children. The theater re-opened with Spanish-language versions of "Star-Wars: Episode Two", "Spider-Man", and "The Scorpion King".

The Tu Cine closed in the Fall of 2007.

Contributed by Grant Smith

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Marktech on October 13, 2007 at 3:06 pm

This theater is now closed after it last ran films with Spanish sub-titles. The theaters have also been completely stripped so it ever showing films again is not very likely.

rivest266 on April 4, 2022 at 3:32 pm

Reopened on August 24th, 1977 as the Valley Twin Cinema and as the Cinemas 5 on April 14th, 1989. Grand opening ads posted.

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