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Vernal, Utah

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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Front of the building.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 24 June 2005

Graff Mercantile
4 North Main Street
Hurricane, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Open:
1914  
 
Charles Petty, a local store manager, brought movies to Huricanne in 1914 using a gas-powered projector. The generator "created a loud 'putt, putt' sound heard all over Hurricane; residents flocked to the theater in response."1


1. "Silent Films Intrigued and Occasionally Offended Utahns",
by W. Paul Reeve, History Blazer, August 1995