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Magna, Utah
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Following the success of the New Electric Theatre, Charles Ziemer, H. A. Sims, and Albert Scowcroft opened Oracle Theatre on Washington Avenue.   Stanley B. Steck acquired the Oracle in April 1917 and changed the name to Cozy Theatre.   Harmon Peery of the Ogden Theatre Company took over management when Steck sold the business in 1923.   A few days later, A. M. Miller purchased the building and announced plans to replace the theater with a modern store once the lease expired.  Two years later, theater was “made vacant” and a remodeling permit was issued.

 
 
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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.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 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.