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Blanding, Utah

The first movies in Blanding were shown in the meetinghouse of the LDS Church, under the direction of the bishopric. A hand-crank projector was set up in the balcony of the chapel, with accompaniment provided by piano.

 
 
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La Tonia Picture Show House
(La'Tonia Picture Show House, Roxy Theater)
 
Layton, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
1914  
Closed:
After 1936  
 
The La'Tonia Picture Show House opened in 1914.  It was the first theater in Layton, offering silent movies with live accompaniment.1  The theater was also called the La Tonia Theatre.2  In 1936 it was renamed the Roxy Theater.1


1. "Chapter 8, A New Era of Progress", A History of Davis County, by Glen M. Leonard
2.
Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1918-1919, 1920-1921