Thursday, June 28, 2012

Movie Under the Stars: Puss in Boots and The Lovecapades

This Friday evening the Capitol Preservation Board, in partnership with the Utah Film Commission, will be hosting Movie Under the Stars. The first movie of the 2012 season will be Puss in Boots.  We all know the story of Shrek but this story takes place long before Puss ever met Shrek and his noble steed, Donkey. 

Also, before the movie begins on Friday evening, The Lovecapades will be performing live at 7:30 p.m. The Lovecapades have the whole package: quality music, a loyal growing fanbase (on five continents), a hugely impressive live show, and a powerful image. The band is an award-winning British/American alternative pop rock group that is attracting the attention of industry insiders. The band has spent the past two years successfully touring the States and the UK, taking time out only to record a full-length record. Check out their facebook page:
All musical performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Then, at dusk, we will begin our featured film. Come enjoy free popcorn provided by Harmons Grocery and enjoy the magic of Movie Under the Stars!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

This memorial to Utah’s law enforcement replaced a smaller one previously displayed inside the Capitol prior to the preservation project from 2004-2008. It was sculpted by Utah artist Lena Toritch and depicts three individual scenes in bronze. On the stone wall behind the sculptures are the names of 115 officers that have died while protecting Utah citizens. The photo above is the centerpiece of the monument and is laid in the ground to honor those who served our great state. The words, "all give some, some give all" remind visitors of the sacrifice made my Utahns all over the state.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Utah Trivia

Did you know that the completion of the world's first transcontinental railroad was celebrated in Utah at Promontory where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869? It is now known as Golden Spike National Historic Site, and it is just a day's trip from the heart of Salt Lake City. Want to brush up on more Utah trivia? Follow this link to learn about Utah's symbols, landmarks and more!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Movie Under the Stars!

The Utah State Capitol Preservation Board is proud to announce the 2012 Movie Under the Stars feature event. With summer just around the corner, the Capitol Preservation Board and Utah Film Commission have teamed up to bring locals an enjoyable event for all ages. Movies will run on the southwest Capitol lawn five times throughout the summer and are scheduled as follows:
  • June 29 – Puss in Boots
  • July 13 – Princess Bride
  • July 27 – The Muppets
  • August 3 – John Carter
  • August 17 – The Sandlot
Live music from local bands will start each night at 7:30 P.M. and continue until the sun has set and movies begin. Admission is free and space is on a first come, first served basis. There will be free popcorn from Harmons and barbecue style dinner will be available for purchase from the Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts Program at every event. Bring friends, family, snacks and a blanket. For questions or comments, please contact the Capitol Preservation Board office at 801-538-3074 or or visit our website at