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Moab, Utah  84532
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When Warren Mott and his sons opened the Twin Cinema on 23 November 1973, it was the largest theater complex between Denver and Salt Lake City.  The lobby featured a huge crystal chandelier with 54 lights suspended over a round concession and ticket counter.  The 500 and 300-seat auditoriums were equipped with carpeting, drapes, “stadium type upholstered seats,” stereophonic speakers, and 21 by 40 feet Cinemascope screens.  The adjoining El Diamante reception center was converted to a third auditorium after Kent Limb purchased the theater in 1982.

 
 
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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