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C. W. Showalter, and Andrew King opened the Orpheus Hall on Thanksgiving Day, 30 November 1911.  The amusement hall had a spring dance floor, but was also used for roller skating, basketball, banquets, and movies.  It was named after the Greek god of Mirth, “a famous musician who is reputed to have had power to entrance men, beasts, and inanimate objects by the music of his lyre.”  At 11:00 PM on New Years Eve, 1928, the hall was renamed Imperial Hall.  In a ceremony on 20 April 1965, Governor Governor Calvin L. Rampton took a sledge hammer and delivered the first blow in the demolition of the hall as part of a community beautification campaign.

 
 
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The front of the Comedy Circuit in 2002.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 13 April 2002

Midvale Main Street Theatre
(Isis Theatre, Burk Theater, Gazebo Theatre, Main Street Cinema)
 
7711 South Main Street
Midvale, Utah 84047
http://www.midvaletheatre.com/
 
Status:
Open 
Open:
Before 1930  
Closed:
1982  
 
The Burk Theatre opened before 1945 and was located at 14 North Main Street in historic downtown Midvale.  In 1965 the address was listed as 16 North Main Street.1  The theater may have been built by a family with the last name of Burkinshaw.

The theater may have been known as the Isis Theatre in 1930.  The address for the Isis Theatre was 10 North Main Street.2

In 1976, the Gazebo Theatre was located at 14 North Main Street.3

In 1982, Main Street Cinema was located at 12 North Main Street.4


1. Salt Lake City Classified Business Directory, 1954-1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, June 1965
2. Polk's Salt Lake City Directory, 1930 and Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1930-1931
3. Salt Lake City Classified Business Directory, July 1976
4. Salt Lake City Classified Business Directory, August 1982