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Cedar City, Utah

In the early 1960s, business owners worried that the proposed Interstate 15 would divert tourists from Cedar City as they travelled to Zions and Bryce Canyon national parks.  Fred C. Adams, a professor at Southern Utah State College, thought a theater festival might encourage passing tourists to exit the new freeway.  For its first season in 1962, the Utah Shakespeare Festival used a makeshift outdoor platform as a stage, with the audience seated in folding chairs on the lawn.  In 1977, the festival built the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, a replica of the original Globe Theatre.

 
 
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Rains Theatre
Rains, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
Between 1915 and 1925  
 

C. M. Stringham managed a theater which showed films three nights a week in Rains.[1]  The name of the theater is not known.

Rains, a mining town west of Helper, was founded in 1915 and closed in 1958.  It was named after L. F. Rains, a prominent mining engineer in the early 1900s.[2]


There are photos of Rains on ripleysghosttowns.com.


1. “C. M. Stringham Family to Move to Ogden, Utah”, 1 October 1925, News Advocate
2. “Rains”, ghosttowns.com, September 2006