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Provo Theatre on a 1900 Sanborn fire insurance map.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Date: 1900

Provo Theater
(Bonita Theatre)
 
340 West Center Street
Provo, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1930  
Closed:
After 1950  
 
The Bonita Theatre was open before 1930.1  As the Provo Theater it showed movies from about 1940 to 1950.2


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