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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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Newspaper ad for the Jerry Lewis Cinema.

Glendale Theatre
(Jerry Lewis Cinema, Cinema West)
 
1185 Glendale Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
 
Status:
Unknown 
Total Seats:
300 
Open:
16 April 1971  
Closed:
1986  
 
The Jerry Lewis Cinema opened in Glendale Plaza on 15 April 1971, featuring Walter Matthau and Barbara Streisand in the film "Hello Dolly."  The 300-seat movie theater was to be devoted to the exhibition of family movies and had "'the latest in projection equipment and design."1

City, county, and state officials, civic clubs and social groups received special invitations to opening ceremonies on 14 April 1971.  Mrs. M. Byron Fisher, a former Mrs. America from Utah was a special guest for the event.2

The theater was built by Brent J. Hancock, a former sales executive, and Lloyd R. Hunt, a retired Richfield farmer.  It was originally part of the Jerry Lewis franchise, but was later known as the Glendale Theater.


1. "Glendale Plaza To Receive New Theater",  Salt Lake Tribune , 27 March 1971 , Page 17
2. "'Jerry Lewis Cinema' to Open in S.L.",  Salt Lake Tribune , 15 April 1971 , Page A15