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Taylorsville, Utah
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San Juan Theatre
Blanding, Utah

LeRay Alexander, a school teacher and World War II veteran, opened the first commercial movie theater in Blanding on 23 August 1946, despite opposition and competing plans from local leaders.   Dr. Wesley R. Bayles helped fund the $11,000 showhouse.  Over 60 years later, the San Juan Theatre continues bring movies to the county it was named after.

 
 
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The entrance of the Carriage Square Trolley was on the left and the auditoriums were on the right.  Carriage Square Trolley, Taylorsville, Utah

The entrance of the Carriage Square Trolley was on the left and the auditoriums were on the right.
Carriage Square Trolley, Taylorsville, Utah
Grant Smith, 16 March 2002

After the theater closed, the standard Trolley murals from the outside walls and the windows were added.  Carriage Square Trolley, Taylorsville, Utah

After the theater closed, the standard Trolley murals from the outside walls and the windows were added.
Carriage Square Trolley, Taylorsville, Utah
Grant Smith, 16 March 2002

The yellow portion of this sign was the theater's attraction board.  The name of the theater was just above it.  Carriage Square Trolley, Taylorsville, Utah

The yellow portion of this sign was the theater's attraction board. The name of the theater was just above it.
Carriage Square Trolley, Taylorsville, Utah
Grant Smith, 16 March 2002