George H. Harrison and R. Howard Harrison opened the $40,000 Roosevelt Theatre on Valentine's Day, 14 February 1942, with Shirley Temple in Kathleen. The “modern up-to-the minute motion picture theatre” was described as “new, beautiful, and elaborately equipped.” The interior color scheme was peach, green, and beige, with red velour curtains and drapes. The 500 seats in the auditorium were “arranged on a slight arc so that every seat directly faces the screen.” The stage was large and had floodlights, so the theater could “accommodate many types of entertainment” and serve as “a community playhouse as well as a motion picture theatre.”
The Rex Theatre in Castle Dale closed about 1930. The Ferron ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints acquired the projection equipment of the Rex Theatre in 1930 and began showing movies in the local meetinghouse.
- Emery County Progress, 10 January 1930 or 21 March 1930
- "Chapter 6: Hard Times, Good Times, 1920 - 1945", A History of Emery County, by Edward A. Geary