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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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Ad for <span style='font-style: italic;'>The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms</span>, <span style='font-style: italic;'>The Blazing Forest</span>, and <span style='font-style: italic;'>Dangerous When Wet</span> at the Little Theatre in 1953.

San Juan Record, page 2
Date: 31 December 1953

Little Theatre
132 South Main Street
Monticello, Utah 84535
 
Status:
Alternate Use 
Open:
12 June 1936  
Closed:
After 1955  
 
The Little Theater showed movies from about 1945 to 1955.1

1. "Rural 1", http://movie-theatre.org