The Pastime opened as a vaudeville theater on 8 March 1904. Although “hastily constructed,” the management assured patrons the theater was “designed according to fire regulations” and had been “pronounced by experts to be the safest, most convenient and modern in the inter-mountain region.” P. M Poulsen closed the Pastime on 6 November 1904, saying the building was too small to handle the crowds. H. E. Skinner later reopened the theater as the Joie, one of the first motion picture houses in Ogden.
228 South State Street Salt Lake City, Utah
(1928 - 1985)
The State theater was located at 228 South State Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. It opened about 1928. In 1949 the theater was operated by Joseph L. Lawrence and David K. Edwards*, who also operated the Uptown, Rialto, and who built the Villa Theatre. In 1958, the license of the State was suspended for 60 days because of a "complaint or charge as made by Chief of Police W. Cleon Skousen".*