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Lester B. Funge announced plans in 1904 for the Grande Vaudeville Theatre, an 800-seat playhouse between the Reed Hotel and the St. Paul Lodging House.   In 1906, a three-story building with a hall on the top floor occupied the site.  On 20 November 1907, the 197-seat New Electric Theatre opened in a remodeled house in the same location.  The Electric was the first theater operated by the Alhambra Theatre Company, which would grow to at least eight theaters in three states within seven years.

 
 
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Parowan Community Theatre
(Alladin Theatre, Parowan Theatre)
 
27 North Main Street
Parowan, Utah
(435) 477-0144
mhalterman@parowan.org
http://parowan.org/theatre.html
 
Status:
Open 
Open:
About 1920  
 
The Alladin Theatre was built in the 1920s by the Mitchell family.  The theater's main purpose was to show movies, but it also had a stage and orchestra pit for live performances.  Gordan Farnsworth later purchased the theater and continued showing movies until the 1980s. 

About 1989 the Farnsworth family donated the building to Parowan City for use as a community theater.  Voluneteers renovated the theater, including reupholstering the seats, stripping and cleaning the wooden floors, and rebuilding the stage.  In the last 1990s, the facade of the theater was restored, including a replica of the original marquee.  The city later received a grant to the roof and expansion the back of the theater to include proper dressing rooms, storage, and restrooms.


Source:
"Theatre", parowan.org, November 2006