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Adams Shakespearean Theatre
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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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