Strand Theatre

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

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Functions: Art Gallery, Housing

Previous Names: Bungalow Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Rex Theatre

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Strand Theatre

The Bungalow Hotel was built in 1908 and the Bungalow Theatre was housed in the hotel. It 1909 it was renamed the Lyceum Theatre. In 1912 it went through a total transformation, receiving an new facade, twin box offices, and complete internal updates. At this time it was renamed the Rex Theatre. The Rex Theatre was a junior vaudeville and motion picture theatre.

By 1918 it was renamed the Strand Theatre and lasted as a motion picture theatre until the early-1950’s. The building eventually became the Axelrod furniture store and and now houses the Tivoli Gallery with apartments above the gallery.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

CSWalczak on August 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

This webpage has additional information about the the theater, including several pictures of how it looked over the years.

rivest266 on April 2, 2022 at 3:46 pm

Reopened as Rex on April 5th, 1912. Grand opening ad posted

rivest266 on April 2, 2022 at 3:50 pm

and reopened with “Birth of a Nation” as the Strand on January 22nd, 1917. Grand opening ad posted.

SethG on April 2, 2022 at 5:55 pm

Demolished by 2014, looked really ugly by the end.

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