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Piute County News, Page 8
Date: 13 October 1939

Whittaker Theater
Marysvale, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1940  
Closed:
After 1955  
 
The Whittaker Theater showed movies from about 1940 to 1955.1

Earl Whittaker owned movie theaters in Marysvale and Circleville. During World War II, the theaters showed the film “Salute to the Marines” in an effort to raise interest in buying war bonds.2


1. "Rural 1", http://movie-theatre.org
2.
"Chapter 12: The Middle Years", A History of Piute County, by Linda King Newell, Utah State History Suite CD-ROM