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Blanding Ward
Blanding, Utah

The first movies in Blanding were shown in the meetinghouse of the LDS Church, under the direction of the bishopric. A hand-crank projector was set up in the balcony of the chapel, with accompaniment provided by piano.

 
 
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The original screen tower of the Highland Drive-In was made of concrete and featured the word 'Highland' in large letters on the back side.  Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah

The original screen tower of the Highland Drive-In was made of concrete and featured the word 'Highland' in large letters on the back side.
Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
David Leo, About 1983

Screen I, on the west side of the Highland Drive-In, was actually added many years after theater opened.  The original screen, on the east end, was given the number II.  Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah

Screen I, on the west side of the Highland Drive-In, was actually added many years after theater opened. The original screen, on the east end, was given the number II.
Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
David Leo, About 1983

Screen II of the Highland Drive-In was on the east end of the drive-in.  When a wide screen was installed it had to curve on the edges because of the theater's original concrete wall.  Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah

Screen II of the Highland Drive-In was on the east end of the drive-in. When a wide screen was installed it had to curve on the edges because of the theater's original concrete wall.
Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
David Leo, About 1983

Above the  ticket booths of the Highland Drive-In were large attraction boards with the titles of the movies.  The entrance for Screen II was on the left and Screen I on the right.  Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah

Above the ticket booths of the Highland Drive-In were large attraction boards with the titles of the movies. The entrance for Screen II was on the left and Screen I on the right.
Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
David Leo, About 1983

The snack bar of the Highland Drive-In.  Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah

The snack bar of the Highland Drive-In.
Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
David Leo, About 1983