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The University of Utah dedicated its first auditorium, Kingsbury Hall, on 22 May 1930.   The $275,000 assembly hall was funded by the State of Utah and named in honor of Joseph T. Kingsbury, who served as President of the University from 1897 until 1926.   Kingsbury Hall is one of nine buildings in the University Circle historic district, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.  The auditorium was built with a projection booth and an organ loft, to accommodate silent films.

 
 
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Roberts' Hall
Naples, Utah
 
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Roberts' Hall was built by Ephraim Roberts as a crockery factory. When the venture was unsuccessful, the building was converted into an amusement hall. Music for dances was provided by violin, guitar, cornet, or organ. The hall was also used for showing motion pictures and other events.[1]


1. "Chapter 12: Culture, Arts, and Recreation", A History of Uintah County, by Doris Karren Burton, Utah State History CD-ROM