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Moab, Utah  84532
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Sawyer and Young opened the Lyceum Theater on 9 November 1903 in a small frame structure which was originally built as a school house.   The auditorium of the Lyceum had a slanted floor with a seating capacity of 250, but “another fifty could be crowded in if necessary.”  The Lyceum closed on 17 July 1910, with demolition beginning the next day, so that a new “thoroughly up-to-date show house” could open on the site in time for the next vaudeville season.

 
 
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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