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When Warren Mott and his sons opened the Twin Cinema on 23 November 1973, it was the largest theater complex between Denver and Salt Lake City.  The lobby featured a huge crystal chandelier with 54 lights suspended over a round concession and ticket counter.  The 500 and 300-seat auditoriums were equipped with carpeting, drapes, “stadium type upholstered seats,” stereophonic speakers, and 21 by 40 feet Cinemascope screens.  The adjoining El Diamante reception center was converted to a third auditorium after Kent Limb purchased the theater in 1982.

 
 
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The New Owners of the Movie Theatre in Huntington Are Well on Their Way to Creating a Shining Star

By Patsy Stoddard, Editor
Emery County Progress, 25 June 2002

Article Summary:
The Star Theatre on Main Street in Huntington was built between 1944 and 1946 and has been in continuos operation since.

Percy and Janice Mounteer bought the Star Theatre on 15 March 2002 and began renovations.  They replaced the carpet in the lobby and auditorium, installed a new sign and lights on the marquee, replaced the screen, painted the outside of the building and furniture within, and bought a new popcorn popper.  The restrooms now have hot water for the first time.  The coal furnace was replaced with a gas one.  "The coal heat was pretty dirty and it's taken a while to clean everything up."

The theater has a cry room available for mothers with small children.

In addition to strong Huntington support, the Star Theatre is frequented by families from Price and some tourists passing through the area.

"It's like a hobby and it's been a lot of fun. We're excited to be here. We enjoy seeing the kids enjoy it. Grandparents have been bringing their grandchildren to the show and it's fun to see. It is a labor of love for the community," said Janice Mounteer.
 

 

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The New Owners of the Movie Theatre in Huntington Are Well on Their Way to Creating a Shining Star