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241 Island Road
Morgan, Utah
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 The Pastime opened as a vaudeville theater on 8 March 1904.  Although “hastily constructed,” the management assured patrons the theater was “designed according to fire regulations” and had been “pronounced by experts to be the safest, most convenient and modern in the inter-mountain region.”   P. M Poulsen closed the Pastime on 6 November 1904, saying the building was too small to handle the crowds.   H. E. Skinner later reopened the theater as the Joie, one of the first motion picture houses in Ogden.

 
 
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Simmons Amusement Hall
241 Island Road
Morgan, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1906  
 
The Simmons Amusement Hall was built by George and William Simmons at 241 Island Road.  The small frame building was the first private establishment in the settlement of South Morgan.  The hall sold refreshments and was used for plays, dances, and other social activities.

Source:
"Chapter 11: Morgan Cultural and Social Life", A History of Morgan County, by Linda H. Smith, Utah State History Suite CD-ROM