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Blanding, Utah

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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The sign of the theater, which is now used as a reception center, now says 'Royal Palace' but the attraction board has a sign which says 'Simply Receptions'.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 21 June 2005

Royal Palace Theatre
(Angelus Theatre, Main Street Movie)
 
165 North Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah
 
Status:
Open 
Total Seats:
250 
Open:
Before 1914  
 

The Angelus Theater was open from about 1914[1] to 1945.[2]  It was renamed the Main Street Movie about 1984.[3]


1.
Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1914-1915, 1918-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1927-1928, 1930-1931
2. "Provo", movie-theatre.org, listing as its sources the Film Weekly Film Journal yearbooks 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and International motion picture almanacs 1961, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000
3. Provo telephone directories, from 1973 to 1986