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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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Mercur Opera House
Mercur, Utah
 
Status:
Unknown 
Total Seats:
300 
Open:
Before 1903  
Closed:
After 1903  
 
The Mercur Opera House had a seating capacity of 300 and was open about 1903.1


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1903-1904