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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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Star Theater
(Star Hall Theater)
 
LaPoint, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
About 1930  
Closed:
1931  
Demolished:
1940  
 
The Star Theater was built about 1930 in the small town of LaPoint.  The theater was used for silent films, stage shows, community meetings, and even funerals.  The side walls of the theater were made of rough-hewn logs, but the façade features Mission-style stucco.  The Star Theater stopped showing movies in 1931, after struggling financially with the expense of films and projection equipment.  The building was used as a dance hall and skating rink before it burned down in 1940.


Sources:
-Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, Number 2 (Spring 1999), "Going to the Movies: A Photo Essay on Theaters", by Roger Roper
-"Settlements of Uintah County: Digging Deeper", by Doris Burton, (Vernal, UT: Uintah County Library, 1998), 459–60.
-"Chapter 3: Establishing Settlements", A History of Uintah County, by Doris Karren Burton, Utah State History CD-ROM