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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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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