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LeRay Alexander, a school teacher and World War II veteran, opened the first commercial movie theater in Blanding on 23 August 1946, despite opposition and competing plans from local leaders.   Dr. Wesley R. Bayles helped fund the $11,000 showhouse.  Over 60 years later, the San Juan Theatre continues bring movies to the county it was named after.

 
 
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Entrance to the Olympus Hills mall.

Grant Smith, 13 June 2003

Olympus Starships
3900 Wasatch Blvd
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Auditoriums:
Open:
1980  
Closed:
About 25 May 1996  
 
The Olympus Starships twin theater was located in the Olympus Hills Mall and featured Dolby Stereo in the left auditorium.  The projection rooms were visible from the lobby and the auditoriums were designed to look like the inside of a space ship.

On 11 September 1992 one of the Olympus Starship's two screens was devoted to showing art films, working with together with the Tower theater.1

The theater closed about 2000 and the area was leveled and converted to retail.

1. "THE LEGEND OF WOLF MOUNTAIN' MAKES DEBUT FRIDAY IN OREM", Deseret News, 11 September 1992, Page W6