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56 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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The Mission Theatre on a 1911 Sanborn fire insurance map.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Date: 1911

Mission Theatre
56 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1912  
Closed:
After 1912  
 

The Mission Theatre was open about 1912.1


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1912-1913