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On 29 April 1912, the New Uintah Theatre opened in the former Elk Building, which had been remodeled “along the latest moving picture house lines, with sloping floor, soloists platform, etc.”  The ticket office was outside, under a “blaze of rows of electric lights.”  Patrons of nearby towns appreciated having hitching posts on the premises.  The New Uintah closed sometime prior to 1932.  The E. W. Davis furniture store occupied the building before it became a piano store called the Henderson-Barlett Music Company.

 
 
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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