Star Theater

Escalante, Utah
(1938 - ?)
Closed
The Star Theater in Escalante was built in 1938 by Lorin Griffin.1  The theater had a rounded parapet and used petrified wood insets on its pebble-dash façade.  The building had the name "Escalante" painted on the roof to help guide early aviators.2

Gail and Reva Bailey operated a movie theater in Escalante until television forced it to close, probably some time after the mid-1950s.3

In 1998 the Utah State Historical Society provided a grant to assist with the restoration of the facade of the Star Theater.3


1. "Chapter 11: The Great Depression to Post-War Recovery", A History of Garfield County, by Linda King Newell and Vivian LInford Talbot
2. Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, Number 2 (Spring 1999), "Going to the Movies: A Photo Essay on Theaters", by Roger Roper
3. "Chapter 12: Garfield County at Mid-Century", A History of Garfield County, by Linda King Newell and Vivian LInford Talbot