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LeRay Alexander, a school teacher and World War II veteran, opened the first commercial movie theater in Blanding on 23 August 1946, despite opposition and competing plans from local leaders.   Dr. Wesley R. Bayles helped fund the $11,000 showhouse.  Over 60 years later, the San Juan Theatre continues bring movies to the county it was named after.

 
 
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Airdome Theater
Myton, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
Before 1915  
Closed:
Before 1915  
Demolished:
19 June 1915  
 
The Airdome Theater in Myton was probably an open-air dance hall with a wooden or concrete floor.1  The theater had been vacant for several years when a fire broke out in the town of Myton on 19 June 1915.  After fighting it for four hours, firefighters finally stopped the fire by tearing down the Airdome Theater and removing its combustible materials from the fire's path.2


1. "Chapter 9, Americanization Escalates", A History of Washington County, by Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks
2. "Chapter 6, Duchesne County Communities and the Making of Utah's Twenty-eight County", A History of Duchesne County, by John D. Barton