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Blanding, Utah

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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Star Theater
Kanab, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1927  
Closed:
After 1945  
 
The Star Theater opened before 19271 and showed movies from about 1940 to 1945.2


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1927-1928, 1930-1931
2. "Rural 1", http://movie-theatre.org, listing as sources the Film Weekly Film Journal yearbook 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955; and International motion picture almanac , 1961, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000