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In April 1968, Intermountain Theatres announced plans to divide the Utah Theatre into the state's first two-screen theater complex.  The original auditorium, which seated 1765, was divided by adding a floor from the balcony to the proscenium arch.  The new upper-level theater was known as the Penthouse and included the rows of balcony seating and the original, ornate ceiling.

 
 
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Duo get to save theater finally

By Suzanne Dean
Deseret Morning News, 09 January 2007

Article Summary:
When the Star Theater went up for sale in the late 1980s, Lori Nay and Diana Spencer helped organize a group called “Save Our Star” (SOS), but the theater was sold to another buyer.

In 2004, the Star Theater was again placed on the market. Nay and Spencer formed a nonprofit organization, paid earnest money, and then purchased the theater with an $8,000 down payment. They renamed the theater “Casino Star” in recognition of its entire history.

The theater was originally named “Casino” before the word was associated with gambling houses.

Because the intricate beaux-arts decorations on the Casino Star tend to deteriorate, the theater is only one west of the Mississippi still in operation.

Diana Spencer is a retired Snow College professor. Lori Nay is a doctor's wife and Gunnison city councilwoman.
 

 

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Duo get to save theater finally