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LeRay Alexander, a school teacher and World War II veteran, opened the first commercial movie theater in Blanding on 23 August 1946, despite opposition and competing plans from local leaders.   Dr. Wesley R. Bayles helped fund the $11,000 showhouse.  Over 60 years later, the San Juan Theatre continues bring movies to the county it was named after.

 
 
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Paramount Theatre
(Paramount Theater)
 
63 East Center Street
Provo, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
Before 1930  
Closed:
About 1988  
 
The Paramount Theater, located at 63 East Center Street,1 showed movies from about 1930 to 1980.2


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1930-1931
2. "Provo", movie-theatre.org, movie-theatre.org, listing as its sources the Film Weekly Film Journal yearbooks 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and International motion picture almanacs 1961, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000