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Trolley Corners
Salt Lake City, Utah

Theater Closed

The Trolley Corners Theatres closed after their final showings on 3 June 2004. The movie theater complex opened on 23 December 1977, featuring an 800 seat theater with stadium seating, 70mm, and large murals of "Star Wars" and "Sound of Music". Downstairs were two 315 seat theaters with murals of classic movie stars. The theater has been gutted and replaced by a fitness center.

 
 
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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