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Kinema Theater
(Elite Theater, Star Theater)
 
116 South State Street
Mount Pleasant, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
1913  
Closed:
1985  
Demolished:
Before 2005  
 
The Elite Theater was built in 1913.

In the late 1920s,
L.C. and Nada Lund changed the name of the movie house to Star Theater.  Their son, Truxton, later took over the family business and changed the name Kinema.

The theater, which was considered fireproof when it was built, burned down in 1985.


Sources:
 "History of Mount Pleasant, Utah", by Allen Roberts
"Chapter 15: The Communities of Sanpete", A History of Sanpete County, by Albert C. T. Antrei and Allen D. Roberts, Utah State History CD-ROM