West Valley City • City Council members on Tuesday approved a new lease amendment for Hale Centre Theatre that could keep that venue in the community through 2038.
Still up in the air, though, is whether the nonprofit theater company will build a second, much larger facility in West Valley City or Sandy. With all of their shows selling out, Hale officials envision building a multistage venue with about 1,900 seats about triple the current number in one of those cities while maintaining the theater near 3500 South and Interstate 215 in West Valley.
West Valley bonded for funds in 1997 to help build the theater in the Decker Lake development, and Hale leases the building from the city, which uses the rent payments to pay for the bonds. The original agreement had three long lease renewals over 34 years, with the current sublease expiring at the end of 2016.