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City Beat: Farmington needs a movie theater
by Shalyn Roberts
Apr 23, 2009 | 1198 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I would like to put a plug in for a movie theater to come to Farmington.

The Station Park project may include several theaters, and I sincerely hope it does. I don’t have anything against Layton; that’s where I currently go to movies. (Unless the movie has been out a while, I want to see it again, but can’t rent it. Then I go to the Kaysville Theaters.) But I’d like more options.

Farmington is the perfect spot for two or three nice, state-of-the-art theaters. They would serve everyone between Kaysville and North Salt Lake. People would no longer travel to Layton or Salt Lake City. And it would create a better business scene for Farmington City itself.

I have a friend who goes to movies at least three times a week. He lives in Florida and says there are theaters within four miles of each other. He can pick and chose where to go. Now, I’m not that extreme on the movie-going, but I know a lot of people who are. I know even more people who would like to be.

Teenagers and young adults probably spend more than half their weekends at the theater. Farmington City is aware of this, but what a great tax base that could start.

Farmington City has been one of the fastest growing cities in Davis County. Until the recent recession, business looked like it would boom through the roof of that city. It also has one of the largest bases of teenagers and young adults in Davis County. I sincerely hope the movie theaters are still on because they would help.

Although the economy most likely won’t allow the development of theaters in Farmington for at least another year, it is something to look forward to.

sroberts@davisclipper.com
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