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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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Lewiston Opera House
Lewiston, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Closed:
1929  
Demolished:
1929  
 
Shortly after Lewiston was settled a theatrical group was formed.  In 1884 the people of Lewiston built the Lewiston Opera House.  It was used for motion pictures, dances, dramatic productions, basketball games, and roller skating before it was destroyed by fire in 1929.

"Chapter 10, A Cultural Survey of the County: Arts, Activites, and Athletics", A History of Cache County, by F. Ross Peterson