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Cedar City, Utah

On 16 February 2012, the Utah Shakespeare Festival announced plans to build a $26.5 million Shakespeare theater on 200 West, between Center Street and College Avenue.  The new 900-seat theater will feature amenities missing from the current Adams Memorial Shakespearean Theatre, such as public restrooms and a backstage area.  A retractable roof will expand the season and allow for possible year-round usage.  The playhouse will allow for additional performances, which will draw an additional 30,000 patrons to Cedar City and increase the economic impact of the Festival by an estimated $8 million annually.

 
 
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Advertisement for the Bijou Theater.

Ogden Standard Examiner, page 6
Date: 25 January 1908

Bijou Theatre
(Odeon Theatre)
 
24th Street
Ogden, Utah 84401
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before January 1908  
Closed:
After February 1909  
 

The Bijou Theater advertised in the Ogden Standard Examiner as early as January 1908.[4]  An advertisement on 9 June 1908 used the tag line, "All roads lead to the Bijou."[1]

By 17 June 1908, the theater had been renamed The Odeon.[4]

Higginbotham and Platt took over management of The Odeon on Twenty-fourth Street and “thoroughly renovated” in preparation for opening on 21 November 1908.   The theater's cloth screen was replaced with a fine plaster wall, “upon which the pictures will appear to much better effect.”   The Cameraphone used by the previous manager, De Mott, “proved a failure as an attraction and straight pictures and illustrated songs will be run in the house henceforth.  Excellent film service has been secured and an interesting and instructive program is guaranteed to patrons.”[2]

In February 1909, The Odeon changed to a 5-cent picture show.  Patrons were advised to come early.[3]

 
1. "Random References", Ogden Standard Examiner, 09 June 1908 , page 5
2. "Odeon Theater Under New Management", Ogden Standard Examiner, 21 November 1908 , page 5
3. "Brevities", Ogden Standard Examiner, 07 February 1909 , page 8
4. Advertisements, Bijou Theatre, Ogden