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Orpheus Hall
Vernal, Utah

C. W. Showalter, and Andrew King opened the Orpheus Hall on Thanksgiving Day, 30 November 1911.  The amusement hall had a spring dance floor, but was also used for roller skating, basketball, banquets, and movies.  It was named after the Greek god of Mirth, “a famous musician who is reputed to have had power to entrance men, beasts, and inanimate objects by the music of his lyre.”  At 11:00 PM on New Years Eve, 1928, the hall was renamed Imperial Hall.  In a ceremony on 20 April 1965, Governor Governor Calvin L. Rampton took a sledge hammer and delivered the first blow in the demolition of the hall as part of a community beautification campaign.

 
 
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The entrance of the Basin Drive-In, with the screen tower, sign, and ticket booth.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 25 June 2005

Basin Drive-In Theater
680 North State Street
Mount Pleasant, Utah
 
Status:
Open 
Total Cars:
200 
Open:
1958  
 
The Basin Drive-In is the smallest drive-in in Utah, with a capacity of 200 cars. The drive-in was originally located in Vernal, but in 1958 Truxton Lund1 purchased the theater and moved everything (including projection equipment, screen, and sign) to Mount Pleasant.2

The Basin Drive-In is closed during the winter months but is open during the summer months.

1. "Sanpete County Theater Carries Traditional Fun", Salt Lake Tribune, 18 January 2003
2. http://www.driveinmovie.com/UT.htm