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Woodmen of the World Hall
(Ides Theatre)
 
96 East Center Street
Moab, Utah 84532
 
Status:
Alternate Use 
Open:
1912  
Closed:
1930s  
 
The Woodmen of the World Hall was built for a social club of the same name, but was also used for community functions.1  The Ides Theatre was later established in the Woodman of the World Hall before it moved to its own building in the 1930s.

The first silent movies were shown at the Woodmen of the World Hall in 1912 by Robert and Elberta Clark.2

On 1 August 1929 Bish Taylor brought "talkies" to the Ides Theatre at the Woodmen of the World Hall.3


1. "Chapter 8: Grand County: Creation and Early Years", A History of Grand County, by Richard A. Firmage
2. Grand Memories, p. 104.
3. "Chapter 10: World War I Era to the Start of the Great Depression", A History of Grand County, by Richard A. Firmage