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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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Gem Theatre
Hurricane, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Open:
Before 1918  
Closed:
After 1922  
 
The Gem Theatre was open from about 1918 to 1922.1


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1918-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1923