Opened in 1923 as the Capitol Theatre, the Ellen Eccles Theater eventually declined into a state of chaos. Beyond the already dilapidated state the theater was in, it suffered major damages after a fire ravaged it, leaving extensive water and burn disfigurements. It was after this that the restoration of the historic building began. The Ellen-Eccles Theatre "is once again the finest performing arts facilities in the Intermountain West." Architectural Detail's principal designer, Barney J. Auman, was in charge of designing the entire front of the building, (with the exception of the portico) and the grand ceilings. Our artisans restored the pieces inside the theater and in the main entrance.