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Price, Utah  84501
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Vogue Theatre
Vernal, Utah

The Vernal Amusement and Improvement Company opened the Vogue Theatre on 29 December 1916, with Mary Pickford starring in Poor Little Peppina.  The Vogue was described as “the most modern moving picture show house in the Basin,” boasting features “right up to the minute.”   The 425-seat theater had a balcony and a 17-instrument Wurlizter Plan Orchestra organ.   The original name intended for the theater was “Princess,” but was changed to the “Vogue” after the management held a contest to find “the most catching name, with the least number of letters.”   The Vogue Theatre closed in 1960 and was remodeled for use as the Vernal Drug Company.

 
 
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The entrance of the theater is in a corner of the strip mall.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 2 July 2005

King Koal Theatre
1171 East Main Street
Price, Utah 84501
435 637-1233
pricetheatres@hotmail.com
http://www.pricetheatre.com/
 
Status:
Open 
Auditoriums:
Open:
Early 1980s  
 

The King Koal Theatre opened in the early 1980s in retail space that had been intended for a large men's store. The owner of the Crown Theatre and Price Theatre changed plans to build a new theater on 100 North, where the Olivetto Complex is now located, after the clothing store tenant pulled out of the development. Mike Johnson purchased all three Price theaters about 1996, after working in them since about 1970.[1]

1. "The only shows in town", Sun Advocate, 25 March 2004