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What’s driving historic spending in downtown SLC? Bars, restaurants and one big theater. (6/26/18) Downtown SLC appears to be evolving into a nightlife and entertainment hub, led by the 2,468-seat George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater on Main Street.
2017 Eccles Theater Report from the UPACA Board (May 2018)
Salt Lake's Eccles Theater shows "incredible" revenue returns (4/21/18) Years ago, when Salt Lake City's future 2,500-seat theater was coming to a vote, critics said it would end in disaster: unprofitable and underused. Fast forward seven years: first-year revenues are booming, more than doubling budget projections.
Welcome to the Eccles: Salt Lake City’s new theater opens with an array of guests (10/20/16) The Eccles Theater is open and ready to receive guests. Festivities will continue all weekend, with a gala concert Friday, a day of free performances Saturday and a rare on-the-road broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's "Music and the Spoken Word" on Sunday.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony heaps praise on new $119 million Eccles Theater downtown (10/18/16) There was pomp and circumstance — and a little "Fiddler on the Roof" — on Tuesday as dignitaries dedicated the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City.
.New theater, skyscraper, plaza set the stage for downtown’s next big act (10/16/16) Expected to draw thousands downtown by itself, the $119 million arts and culture hub opens this week with two companion developments: a 24-story office tower and a pedestrian-friendly plaza.
.With Eccles Theater, a new curtain rises in Salt Lake City’s love affair with theater (10/16/16) In the ongoing saga of Salt Lake City's historic love affair with theater, now comes the big reveal of a second act: the debut of Main Street's George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater.
The playhouse that Ralph built? Ex-mayor sees it as a ‘source of joy ... for years to come’ (10/16/16) Former Mayor Ralph Becker, who left office in January, was instrumental in bringing the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater to Salt Lake City. Though the project drew criticism, Becker said the result, with its contribution to the arts, architecture and downtown vibrancy, "speaks for itself."
New Eccles Theater opens Oct. 21, joining Salt Lake County's 'family of beautiful venues' (10/14/16) For Tony Award-winning performer Brian Stokes Mitchell, performing and viewing theatrical works is akin to the experience of attending a church service.
A first look: New Eccles Theater gears up for its debut (10/6/16) A group of people tour the 2,500-seat Delta Performance Hall in the new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City in mid-September.
Legendary Rita Moreno will emcee Eccles Theater opener in Salt Lake City (10/9/16) The Eccles Theater has landed an Emmy winner, a Grammy winner, an Oscar winner and a Tony winner to emcee its Premiere Performance — and that's just one person.
Eccles Theater New Terazzo Floor Unveiled (4/11/16) The recently completed terrazzo floor of the grand lobby is designed to represent different groups who have inhabited the Salt Lake Valley, said Salt Lake artist Laura Sharp Wilson.
Eccles Theater Now Six Months Behind (3/03/16) The Eccles Theater, opening in October on Main Street in Salt Lake City, is running about six months behind schedule and about $7 million over budget. The good news is that the additional expenditures will be covered by private donations.
Gallery: Construction of Salt Lake City’s mega-theater hits halfway mark (7/15/15) One year down, one to go — sort of. Thirteen months ago, crews broke ground on the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater between 100 South and 200 South on Salt Lake City's Main Street.
From hookers to headlines to hip, SLC block to make news again (4/26/15) A once-notorious Salt Lake City back street appears destined for some artistic respectability, with a $12.8 million face-lift for Regent Street & Orpheum Avenue.
Lion King’ is first show booked in new Eccles Theater (3/27/15)
'The Lion King' booked for Eccles Theater in spring 2017 (3/26/15)
City unveils new plans for downtown Regent Street (2/10/15)
SLC’s new downtown theater to carry Eccles name (6/3/14)
New downtown theater will carry Eccles name (6/3/14)
Downtown Demolition (3/4/14)
New 24-story office tower coming to downtown (9/30/13)
SLC Main Street theater design unveiled (4/18/13)
'Great day of celebration' as leaders unveil new downtown
Top architects raise anticipation for
Salt Lake County OKs $28M in theater funding (8/14/12)
SLTribune Editorial - Performing Arts (8/18/12)
Utah Performing Arts Center takes a big step toward reality (8/15/12)
SLC moves forward with theater plan with or without county support (3/20/12)
City Hires Firm To Develop Broadway Theater (3/20/12)
Becker’s Broadway theater gets council boost (12/7/11)
Salt Lake City Council votes to move forward with theater (12/6/11)
Theater lovers, business groups crave Broadway lights in SLC (11/22/11)
SLC’s planned Broadway theater is getting
Is it curtains for SLC’s
Sandy gives regrets to Broadway, seeks bigger fish (1/14/10)
SLC set to move on Broadway theater (10/13/09) The Redevelopment Agency could sign contracts with developers today.
Something Wicked This Way Comes (7/29/09) Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker's personal shoe-leather research has given him a clear vision of what he wants downtown to look like in three years.
Utah Theater to house film center (7/15/09) Salt Lake City's Redevelopment Agency agreed Tuesday to buy the historic Utah Theater and neighboring retail spaces for $7 million.
Salt Lake City RDA plans to buy Utah Theater property (7/14/09)
Theater plans may be scaled back (6/18/09)
Two builders offer proposals for S.L. theater project (5/29/09)
S.L. County OKs cultural blueprint (4/8/09)
Downtown Salt Lake City Proposed Arts and Cultural District (2008)
Sandy Decides It Won't Own or Run Theater (11/12/08)
Cities in Theater Race Dismiss County Study (11/6/08)
Plans for SLC Broadway-class theater includes other arts groups (10/17/08)
Many are questioning necessity of Salt Lake theater (10/17/08)
Salt Lake City: Our theater will be on Main (10/16/08)
Sandy council members wary of theater funding (10/16/08)
New theater is coming to Regent Street (10/16/08)
Will Sandy theater seek county funds? (8/20/08)
Salt Lake City theater-site talks are under way (8/15/08)
Zephyr Club eyed in possible theater deal (8/5/08)
Six Salt Lake City addresses eyed for Broadway theater (7/15/08)
SLC theater study lists top sites, says financing 'practical and achievable' (7/15/08)
Recommendations of the Downtown Theater Action Group (7/18/08)
A New Theater for SLC with How Many Seats? (5/26/08)
Drama unfolding over Broadway-style theater (3/13/08)
SLC-based company won't place theater bid (3/13/08)
SLC and Sandy fight for spotlight (3/5/08)
Old Salt Lake theater may get encore in arts district (2/29/08)
SLC Mayor enlists brother to guide theater effort (2/29/08)
Sandy lifts curtain on theater (2/20/08)
Two Salt Lake blocks may become arts hub (12/6/07)
Emulating the Guthrie Theater would be wise (10/21/07)
Salt Lake Tribune Poll (9/17/07)
Downtown Rising - Performing Arts Center
Cultural District Market Study (2006)
Plan to build theaters is unrealistic (3/3/06)
Move over, Harold Hill. The consultants who recommend
that Salt Lake County build a glorious new theater for
touring Broadway musicals
Cultural District Market Study (2/14/06)
Facility Concept for new Performing Arts Spaces
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