Joseph Pantone, an early partner in the Colonial Theatre, thought the small cinema had “a bright future because the smaller establishments do not have the heavy overhead of larger picture houses and can share the saving with their patrons.” The Colonial opened on Thanksgiving Day, 29 November 1923. In 1935, it expanded from 389 to 490 seats. The theater closed at the end of May, 1949.
The Martin Dalton Social Hall was built in the middle of Circleville on property donated to the Circleville Amusement Company by Taylor Whittaker in 1907. After the building was damaged by fire in November 1918, events were held in the town's church until a new high school with an auditorium was built in 1921.1
1. "Chapter 9: Bridging the Centuries", A History of Piute County, by Linda King Newell, Utah State History Suite CD-ROM