The Elberta Theatre opened in Brigham City on 12 March 1917, built by W. H. Shurtliffe and W. R. Dredge. A unique feature of the theater was that moviegoers entered the auditorium next to the screen, allowing latecomers to find their way to their seats using the reflected light of the film. An orchestra pit below the screen had room for a piano and up to five other instruments. About 1927, the Elberta was renamed the Capitol Theatre. It is now part of the Walker Cinemas chain.
The lobby of the theater, with the concession stand on the left and the hallway to the theater auditoriums on the right. Cedar City Stadium 8, Cedar City, Utah Grant Smith, 24 June 2005
The lobby of the theater. The ticket booth is behind the wall on the right and the hall to the theaters is behind the concession stand at the far end of the lobby. Cedar City Stadium 8, Cedar City, Utah Grant Smith, 24 June 2005