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Salt Lake City, Utah

The University of Utah dedicated its first auditorium, Kingsbury Hall, on 22 May 1930.   The $275,000 assembly hall was funded by the State of Utah and named in honor of Joseph T. Kingsbury, who served as President of the University from 1897 until 1926.   Kingsbury Hall is one of nine buildings in the University Circle historic district, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.  The auditorium was built with a projection booth and an organ loft, to accommodate silent films.

 
 
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The Shubert Theatre in an 1911 Sanborn fire insurance map.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Date: 1911

Lyric Theatre
(Shubert Theatre)
 
321 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1906  
Closed:
After 1912  
 
The Lyric Theatre opened before 1906 and was located at 321 South Main Street.1  It was renamed the Shubert Theatre after 1908.  In 1912 the interior of the theater was destroyed by fire. 


1. Polk's Salt Lake City Directory, 1906, 1908; Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1908-1909