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7680 West 2400 South
Magna, Utah
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George H. Harrison and R. Howard Harrison opened the $40,000 Roosevelt Theatre on Valentine's Day, 14 February 1942, with Shirley Temple in Kathleen.  The “modern up-to-the minute motion picture theatre” was described as “new, beautiful, and elaborately equipped.”  The interior color scheme was peach, green, and beige, with red velour curtains and drapes.  The 500 seats in the auditorium were “arranged on a slight arc so that every seat directly faces the screen.”  The stage was large and had floodlights, so the theater could “accommodate many types of entertainment” and serve as “a community playhouse as well as a motion picture theatre.”

 
 
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Graffiti covers the front of the Ranch Drive-In's projection building.  On the right side of the building's doorway are two sets of projection windows.

Grant Smith, 10 May 2005

Ranch Drive-In
7680 West 2400 South
Magna, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Total Cars:
500 
Open:
10 May 1957  
Closed:
1961  
 
The Ranch Drive-In, located at 7680 West 2400 South, opened sometime before 1958 and closed between the summers of 1960 and 1961.  Even though the theater closed over 40 years ago, the Ranch Drive-In has not been built over.  The projection and snack bar buildings are still standing and location of the screen tower can still be seen from aerial photos.