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7711 South Main Street
Midvale, Utah  84047
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Isis Theater
Salt Lake City, Utah

Open in 1908, the Isis Theatre was one of the first motion picture theaters in Salt Lake City.  Its manager in 1910 was Max Florence, who a year later tried to blackmail the LDS Church by selling amateur photos of the Salt Lake Temple interior.  Dan Kostopulos, a benefactor of underprivileged children, later renamed it the Broadway Theatre.  In a 1976 press conference, Palace Theatre operator Lee Harper complained bitterly of persecution, made acusations of police brutality, threatened the life of a local judge, and accused the LDS Church of being involved with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luthar King.

 
 
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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