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The Liberty Theatre, later known as the Gem, opened 1 February 1911 at a cost of $20,000.  The “photo-playhouse” was to be “one of the most modern motion picture houses in the west,” including “many new features which have not before been incorporated in plans for a motion picture house.”  Private loges allowed patrons to enjoy “the exclusiveness and comforts of the opera box.”

 
 
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The projection building from the side.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 2 July 2005

Star-Vue Drive-In
(Vali Drive-In)
 
650 South Main Street
Huntington, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Open:
After 1948  
Closed:
After 1985  
 
R. Zen Jensen opened a drive-in theater in Huntington sometime after 1948.  The Vali Drive-In operated in Huntington from about 1961 to 1975.  The Star-Vue Drive-In was opend about 1985.  The remains of a drive-in theater two kilometers south of Huntington are visible in a 1998 satelite photo.

Sources:
- "Rural 3", movie-theatre.org
- "Chapter 7: The Graying of Emery County, 1945-1970", A History of Emery County, by Edward A. Geary