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San Juan Theatre
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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Rio Theater
Midway, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1945  
Closed:
After 1955  
 
The Rio Theater showed movies from about 1945 to 1955.1


1. "Rural 3", movie-theatre.org