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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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"Today is the Gala Opening ad of ABC Intermountain's new Wilshire Theatre.  Years ahead in concept & design.  Beautiful decor and furnishings from plush carpets to acoustically designed walls.  Luxurious, high-backed, foam padded opera chairs with plenty of stretch-out room between rows.  The largest screen in the Ogden area, with the latest in projection equipment providing pictures of unequaled sharpness and clarity.  Year 'round temperature controlled weather for health and comfort.  At the entrance car-loading and unloading with acres of convenient, well-lit free parking."  Wilshire Theatre, South Ogden, Utah

"Today is the Gala Opening ad of ABC Intermountain's new Wilshire Theatre.  Years ahead in concept & design.  Beautiful decor and furnishings from plush carpets to acoustically designed walls.  Luxurious, high-backed, foam padded opera chairs with plenty of stretch-out room between rows.  The largest screen in the Ogden area, with the latest in projection equipment providing pictures of unequaled sharpness and clarity.  Year 'round temperature controlled weather for health and comfort.  At the entrance car-loading and unloading with acres of convenient, well-lit free parking."
Wilshire Theatre, South Ogden, Utah
22 November 1968

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Ad for Bang the Drum Slowly at the ABC Wilshire in 1973.
Wilshire Theatre, South Ogden, Utah
Ogden Standard Examiner, 6 October 1973