The first movies in Blanding were shown in the meetinghouse of the LDS Church, under the direction of the bishopric. A hand-crank projector was set up in the balcony of the chapel, with accompaniment provided by piano.
The Wilshire opened in 1969.1 Two smaller auditoriums were added in the mid-1970s. The theater closed 4 October 1998 after facing increased competition from new multiplexes in Layton and Ogden.2 It was later demolished.
1. "Ogden", movie-theatre.org
2. "Another theater to close in Weber", Deseret News, 3 October 1998, page B8