C. E. Huish Theatre Enterprises opened the Huish Theatre in 1947.[1 & 3] The architect was Fred L. Markham, who also designed the Huish Theatre in Payson. The 758-seat theater has a stage and balcony with as many as 300 seats.
Reel Theatres Inc., which operated a twin-screen theater in Richfield Plaza, purchased the long-closed Huish Theatre in 1996. A new Simplex projector and DTS Digital sound system were installed. The theater's original E-7 projector was moved to the lobby for display. YESCO renovated the vertical blade sign on the theater's facade. Below the vertical neon letters H-U-I-S-H, a lighted box was added with the word REEL.
For its week-long grand re-opening, the Huish Reel Theatre played Pocahontas and Sabrina to capacity crowds. Admission and ticket prices were the same as when the theater first opened in 1947.
1. “Old-Time Prices at New Theater's Debut”, Deseret News, 1 March 1996
2. “Huish Theater, Payson, Utah”, cinematreasures.org, October 2009
3. “Huish Reel Theatre, Richfield, Utah”, cinematreasures.org, October 2009
4. “Reel Theatre Specs”, www.reeltheatre.com, October 2009