Gem Theatre
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Liberty Theatre, later known as the Gem, opened 1 February 1911 at a cost of $20,000.  The “photo-playhouse” was to be “one of the most modern motion picture houses in the west,” including “many new features which have not before been incorporated in plans for a motion picture house.”  Private loges allowed patrons to enjoy “the exclusiveness and comforts of the opera box.”

Colonial Theatre
Ogden, Utah

Joseph Pantone, an early partner in the Colonial Theatre, thought the small cinema had “a bright future because the smaller establishments do not have the heavy overhead of larger picture houses and can share the saving with their patrons.”  The Colonial opened on Thanksgiving Day, 29 November 1923.  In 1935, it expanded from 389 to 490 seats.  The theater closed at the end of May, 1949.

 
   
 

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Fine, Modern Theater Gives Its First Bill
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01 November 1910, Salt Lake Tribune
 
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Lyceum Theatre (Ogden), Lyceum Theatre (Ogden)
02 May 1912, Ogden Standard Examiner
 
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Lyceum Theatre (Ogden), Lyceum Theatre (Ogden), Orpheum Theatre (Ogden), Utahna Theatre (Ogden)
29 April 1909, Deseret News
 
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Lyceum Theatre (Ogden)
04 September 1908, Deseret News
 
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Lyceum Theatre (Ogden)
03 October 1912, Ogden Standard Examiner
 
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10 November 1903, Ogden Standard Examiner
 
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Lyceum Theatre (Ogden)
16 November 1903, Ogden Standard Examiner