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Wayne and Mark Stephens, owners of the North Star Drive-In, opened “The Movie” on 6 February 1970 in the former dining room of the Ben Lomond Motor Hotel.  It was the first new theater in downtown Ogden in more than a quarter of a century.  The cinema closed after the F. O. Woodbury family donated the troubled Ben Lomond hotel to Weber County.  The County Commission later terminated the lease on the theater in exchange for its internal fixtures.

 
 
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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