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George H. Harrison and R. Howard Harrison opened the $40,000 Roosevelt Theatre on Valentine's Day, 14 February 1942, with Shirley Temple in Kathleen.  The “modern up-to-the minute motion picture theatre” was described as “new, beautiful, and elaborately equipped.”  The interior color scheme was peach, green, and beige, with red velour curtains and drapes.  The 500 seats in the auditorium were “arranged on a slight arc so that every seat directly faces the screen.”  The stage was large and had floodlights, so the theater could “accommodate many types of entertainment” and serve as “a community playhouse as well as a motion picture theatre.”

 
 
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This building, near Pecks Building Supply in Lehi, may have been the Royal Theater.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 21 June 2005

Royal Theater
121 East State Street
Lehi, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Open:
Before 1918  
Closed:
After 1970  
 
The Royal Theater  opened before 19181 and was located next to Christensen's on State Street.

During the Great Depression, movies at the Royal Theater cost 10 cents.  Ocassionally the Royal Theater and the Cozy Theater would give away tickets to keep up peoples' spirits.
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The Royal Theater closed in the 1970s.
 

1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1918-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1927-1928, 1930-1931
2. "Chapter 10: The Terrible Thirties: The Great Depression 1930-1939", A History of Utah County, by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Utah State History CD-ROM