Goff's Opera House
Midvale, Utah

Goff’s Opera House occupied the second floor of Goff’s Mercantile, built in 1891.  The store later became Goff’s Mortuary, which moved to its present location on State Street in 1954.  The theater was in the historic downtown of Midvale, which was originally known as West Jordan.

Orpheus Hall
Vernal, Utah

C. W. Showalter, and Andrew King opened the Orpheus Hall on Thanksgiving Day, 30 November 1911.  The amusement hall had a spring dance floor, but was also used for roller skating, basketball, banquets, and movies.  It was named after the Greek god of Mirth, “a famous musician who is reputed to have had power to entrance men, beasts, and inanimate objects by the music of his lyre.”  At 11:00 PM on New Years Eve, 1928, the hall was renamed Imperial Hall.  In a ceremony on 20 April 1965, Governor Governor Calvin L. Rampton took a sledge hammer and delivered the first blow in the demolition of the hall as part of a community beautification campaign.

 
   
 

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