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Salt Lake City Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Salt Lake City, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to one local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent movie theater with drinks and unique food offerings?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 11 of our favorite local movie theaters in Salt Lake City to help you make the most of your Salt Lake City movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our [city name] movie theater guide!

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Salt Lake City Movie Theaters: AMC West Jordan 12

About 20 minutes from Salt Lake City lies the AMC West Jordan 12. This movie theater screens all of the new releases with soft reclining seats you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re hungry, you can find a large selection of snacks like popcorn, candy, as well as hot foods like hot dogs and chicken fingers. You can even order your food beforehand online and pick it up at the counter in the theater.


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Check out discount Tuesdays for lower priced tickets; they’re only $5. If you’re looking to rent a space for a birthday or special event, check out the private theater rentals.

“Love that 20 bucks a month gets me so many movies,” says one Google reviewer Love that all the seats recline. Love the wide variety of food options. Love the mobile app that makes it easy – and I am not pushed to some 3rd party app. AMC is awesome.

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AMC West Jordan 12

1600 Fox Park Dr

West Jordan, UT 84088

Salt Lake City Movie Theaters: Megaplex Theatres at the Gateway

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Megaplex Theatres at the Gateway is one of the many cineplexes a part of the Megaplex Theatres chain. The theater uses state-of-the-art technology to screen new films. Audiences can sit in heated luxury recliners in a stadium-style auditorium as they enjoy watching a movie of their choice.

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With a premium snack and beverage service, movie-goers have the choice to order food online while buying tickets. Megaplex Theatres offers an array of movie snack food ranging from classics like buttered popcorn, candy, and hot foods like pizza or hot dogs. The theatre has also introduced in-seat dining, where you can enjoy a full meal from the comfort of your seat.

If you’re looking to host a special event, the theater lets you rent private screenings and banquet rooms. From hosting a meeting, celebrating a birthday, or screening an independent film, Megaplex Theatres has the space for whatever you desire.

Are you interested in rewards? Sign up for the Megaplex Megapass for $14.95/month, and save on movie tickets and concessions. Passholders get two movie tickets every month, 15% off of snacks, and the first pick of movie seats.

One Google reviewer can’t get enough of the theater, saying, “This theatre is a staple of the gateway. I am sure you will be returning. I recommend.”

Megaplex Theatres at the Gateway

400 W 200 S

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

View Megaplex Theatres at the Gateway movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Salt Lake City Movie Theaters: Century 16 Salt Lake and XD

Century 16 Salt Lake and XD is a Cinemark theater located in Salt Lake City. At this Cinemark, you’ll find premium seating and energizing sight and sound technology. The theater’s auditorium boasts wall-to-wall screens with crystal-clear images and surround sound.

If you’re looking to skip the concessions line, check out Cinemark’s “Snacks In a Tap.” When choosing your showtime for movie tickets online, click the “Add Some Snacks.” You’ll have the choice to pick up the snacks at the concession counter when you arrive or have them delivered right to your seat. If you’re over 21, you’ll be able to enjoy an adult beverage in addition to your movie snacks. Cinemark offers a selection of beers, wines, frozen drinks, and specialty cocktails.

Join Cinemark’s movie club to receive special discounts on movie tickets and snacks! For $9.99 a month, you’ll get one ticket per month, 20% off of concessions, and waived online fees.

One Google reviewer shares their movie-going experience, comparing it to the comfort of watching it at home. “Delicious hot popcorn, ice-cold any flavor soda, and great theater sound with super comfy reclining seats,” they said. “Can it get any better?!” At Century 16 Salt Lake and XD you’ll get the ultimate movie experience.

Century 16 Salt Lake and XD

125 E 3300 S

South Salt Lake, UT 84115

View Century 16 Salt Lake and XD movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Salt Lake City Movie Theaters: Cinemark Sugarhouse

Cinemark Sugarhouse is another Cinemark theatre located in the Salt Lake City region. Like at Century 16 Salt Lake, this Cinemark screens new releases from nice luxury recliner seats. The theater’s modern film technology gives audiences an unforgettable movie experience with surround sound and digital projection.

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