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Vernal, Utah

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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Ellen Theatre
Provo, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1912  
Closed:
After 1914  
 
The Ellen Theatre was open from about 1912 or 1914.1


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1912-1913, 1914-1915