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Salt Lake City, Utah

The University of Utah dedicated its first auditorium, Kingsbury Hall, on 22 May 1930.   The $275,000 assembly hall was funded by the State of Utah and named in honor of Joseph T. Kingsbury, who served as President of the University from 1897 until 1926.   Kingsbury Hall is one of nine buildings in the University Circle historic district, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.  The auditorium was built with a projection booth and an organ loft, to accommodate silent films.

 
 
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Grand Opening Tonight ad for the Richy Theater, "another new, modern showplace for the entire family.  Costing nearly $100,000, with a seating capacity of over 500.  Comfortable crying and powder rooms, luxuriously carpeted in coral and green throughout, with the color scheme carried over into the beautiful draperies."

Date: 21 April 1950

Richy Theater
838 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
21 April 1950  
Closed:
After 1986  
 
The Richy Theatre was open from about 1954 to 1986.1


1. Salt Lake City Classified Business Directory, 1954-1955 through August 1986