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2775 East 1000 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Deward H. and Alson A. Shiner opened the Vernal Theatre on 29 March 1946, showing Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert in No Time for Love.  The grand opening ad described it as “eastern Utah's finest moving picture theatre,” with “oceans of room” and “530 comfortable, body-form seats.”  The theater was built on the old confectionary lot.

 
 
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This aerial photo from 1997 shows the subdivision that replaced the Oak Hills Drive-In.  The edge of Hogle Zoo appears in the upper left corner of the photo.

Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, 12 September 1997

Oak Hills Drive-In
2775 East 1000 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
1951  
Closed:
1965  
Demolished:
1965  
 
The Oak Hills Drive-In opened in 1951 and was located at 2775 East 1000 South, just southeast of the Hogle Zoo.

Residents living just south of the Oak Hills Drive-In could have free movies with sound by paying the $50 installation fee for a monaural speaker connection.1

About 1965 the Oak Hills Drive-In was demolished and replaced by a new housing subdivision. Fox Intermountain Theatres, which operated the theater, replaced it bybuilding the Olympus Drive-In at 5600 South and 900 East.2


1. Guestbook entry by Rick Douglas, 20 June 2004, http://utahtheaters.info/Guestbook.asp?ID=243
2. "New Drive-in Movie Slated on 9th East", Salt Lake Tribune , 08 March 1967 , Page 2B