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Bonita Theater
Huntington, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
Early 1915  
Closed:
1 January 1920  
Demolished:
1 January 1920  
 
The Bonita Theater, built by J. W. Nixon in early 1915,<1> was used for movies and touring theatrical companies. The theater was located in the Nixon building, along with Pritchett Drug Store. The Nixon building burned down on 1 January 1920, along with the nearby McKee building.<2>


1. Emery County Progress, 9 January 1915 or 15 April 1916
2. Emery County Progress, 3 January 1920

Other sources:
"Community Dramatics in Early Castle Valley", Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, Number 2 (Spring 1985), Utah State History CD-ROM
"Chapter 5: Discovering the Limits, 1900- 1920", A History of Emery County, by Edward A. Geary, Utah State History CD-ROM