Cinedome 70

1481 W. Riverdale Road,
Riverdale, UT 84405

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Plitt Theatres

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Cinedome 70 twin theatres

The Cinedome 70 had two domed auditoriums, one with 791 seats, the other with 738 seats and both with 70-foot curved screens. The theater opened May 15, 1970. It was built by the Tullis and Hansen families, who operated the theater until it was leased to Plitt Theaters in 1985.

In recent years, the theater fell into disrepair. Cineplex Odeon and Cinemark built new multiplexes in nearby Layton and Ogden, which caused attendance at Cinedome to drop. In anticipation of Cineplex Odeon’s impending bankruptcy, the owners terminated their lease with Cineplex Odeon on February 5, 2001 and tried to find new management for the theater.

Plans were proposed to convert the Cinedome into a private club with a liquor license, called the Rock ‘n’ Rodeo. At night, the theater would be a dance and concert hall. During the day, it would show second-run movies. This never happened and the Cinedome 70 was demolished in October 2010.

Contributed by Grant Smith

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rondock on April 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

Well, I’m that one other person. But unfortunately I’m a person with no real money to spend on such a project. Iâ€\m just a regular working guy with a modest income. But I would be willing to invest the time if you have a way to get the money.

My personal interest is to own and operate a second run $1 theater like they used to have in the Newgate mall. Only in todayâ€\s market it would be more like $2.50 or $3. The intent would be to play relatively new movies, but movies that have already played at the major venues. Plus offering the standard concessions at more reasonable prices with the overall goal of being able to offer a family a night out at the movies for $20 or so.

I remember waiting for the good shows to come to the $1 theater and I think it would work again today.

If you wish to contact me I can be reached at

CSWalczak on May 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm

A Facebook group has formed – with over 2,400 persons signed on so far – with the intent of helping preserve this theater: View link

LeeZ on October 18, 2010 at 9:26 pm

The Cinedome 70 was demolished today.

CSWalczak on October 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm

This article has photos and video of the demolition:

Vhs4ever on March 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Look liked amazing theatre

Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on March 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

looked beautiful and amazing!

Vhs4ever on March 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Would have loved to seen it. My favorite theatre in my hometown just got torn down. It’s like they ripped my heart out so many memories

ScottyK on June 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

When I was stationed at Hill AFB, we would frequent this theater on weekend nights because they would show favorites from the 80’s at midnight. I remember watching the first Raiders of the Lost Ark and Goonies to a packed audience. We also saw Independence Day in 1996 at this theater.

DavidZornig on April 16, 2017 at 6:46 am

Grand Opening 1970 photo added courtesy of Jeffrey Isaacson‎.

MSC77 on August 9, 2023 at 2:36 pm

This venue’s 70mm presentations history is included in the recently-published article “70mm Presentations in Ogden: A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1970-Present”.

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