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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.”

 
 
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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