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The 500-seat Legacy Theatre was built in the former Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Utah as the building was converted into the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  The theater opened on 3 July 1993, presenting the Church-produced film “Legacy” in 70mm six-channel Dolby Stereo on a 63-foot-wide screen.  The Legacy Theatre was the last theater in the Salt Lake area to present traditional “five perf” 70mm films.  The first digital projector in Utah was installed at the Legacy Theatre for “Joseph Smith, The Prophet of the Restoration,” which opened on 17 December 2005.

 
 
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Huntington Bid Winner Announced

By Patsy Stoddard, Editor
Emery County Progress, 01 July 2003

Article Summary:
In June 2003, the Huntington City Council awarded the bid for the Gibb property to Percy and Janice Mounteer, owners of the Star Theatre.  Huntington City demolished two old buildings on the Gibb property because they had become a safety hazard and an eyesore.

The Mounteers had bid $25,500 for the property, which is adjacent to the Star Theatre.  The first half of the lot was to be used as a parking lot for the movie theater and other Main Street businesses.  The back portion of the property was to be used to create "a green space with trees, grass and a skatepark."  The Mounteers also planned to build an addition to the back of the Star Theatre for a donut and fast food business.

The Mounteers had gathered 3,500 signatures on petitions which supported their purchase of the property.

A competing bid by council member Mark Justice for $28,100 was rejected.  Justice, who was not present at the meeting, intended to build an office/retail building on the property.  The council had the option to award the bid based on "what the buyer had in mind for the property and what would be the greatest benefit to the city and its residents." 
 

 

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Huntington Bid Winner Announced