Studio Theatre

228 S. State Street,
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: State Theatre, Esquire Theatre

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The State Theatre opened May 5, 1928 with Perry Marmont in “San Francisco Nights”. In 1949, the theatre was operated by Joseph L. Lawrence and David K. Edwards, who also operated the Uptown Theatre and Rialto Theatre, and built the Villa Theatre.

In 1958, the license of the State Theatre was suspended for 60 days because of a “complaint or charge as made by Chief of Police W. Cleon Skousen”. On January 29, 1965 it was renamed Esquire Theatre. On April 11, 1976 it was renamed Studio Theatre. It has been demolished and a large hotel was recently built on the property.

Contributed by Grant Smith, Felix M Martinez

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

William on December 6, 2003 at 4:17 pm

The State Theatre seated 692 people.

utahguy on February 21, 2005 at 8:38 pm

This theater ended its life as The Esquire Theater in the 1970’s. It showed porno at that time. I suppose the change in city ordinances forced its closure, at what date I don’t know.

50sSNIPES on September 16, 2021 at 1:59 pm

Opened with Perry Marmont in “San Francisco Nights”, along with a Mack Sennett short and a stage presentation.

rivest266 on April 3, 2022 at 11:12 am

Grand opening ads posted.

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