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Cedar City, Utah

In the early 1960s, business owners worried that the proposed Interstate 15 would divert tourists from Cedar City as they travelled to Zions and Bryce Canyon national parks.  Fred C. Adams, a professor at Southern Utah State College, thought a theater festival might encourage passing tourists to exit the new freeway.  For its first season in 1962, the Utah Shakespeare Festival used a makeshift outdoor platform as a stage, with the audience seated in folding chairs on the lawn.  In 1977, the festival built the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, a replica of the original Globe Theatre.

 
 
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Rex Theater
Marysvale, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1920  
Closed:
After 1940  
 
The Rex Theater opened before 19201 and showed movies about 1940.1


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 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