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In April 1968, Intermountain Theatres announced plans to divide the Utah Theatre into the state's first two-screen theater complex.  The original auditorium, which seated 1765, was divided by adding a floor from the balcony to the proscenium arch.  The new upper-level theater was known as the Penthouse and included the rows of balcony seating and the original, ornate ceiling.

 
 
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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