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Vernal, Utah

Deward H. and Alson A. Shiner opened the Vernal Theatre on 29 March 1946, showing Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert in No Time for Love.  The grand opening ad described it as “eastern Utah's finest moving picture theatre,” with “oceans of room” and “530 comfortable, body-form seats.”  The theater was built on the old confectionary lot.

 
 
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Bringing Down the House

Emery County Progress, 22 April 2003

Article Summary:
When the city of Huntington demolished two abandoned buildings in April 2003, the Star Theatre next door was ironically playing the movie "Bringing Down the House."  The city condemned the buildings, known as the Gibb property, because they were a safety hazard and major eyesore on Huntington's Main Street.  The city will put the property up for bid so it can recoup the costs of asbestos removal and demolition.

Percy Mounteer, who owns the Star Theatre, wants to buy the property and use the front half of the lot as parking for the theater.  This would resolve a safety issue with patrons who park across the street and then jaywalk across to the theater.  Not long ago three children were almost hit as they crossed the street.

 

 

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Bringing Down the House