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4971 South State Street
Murray, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah

The Pioneer Memorial Theatre was built as “the modern counterpart of the old Salt Lake Theater,” a tribute to “the thousands who sat enthralled within its walls” and to the “traditions of our Pioneer theatrical heritage.”  Although only parts of the exterior bear any resemblance, Pioneer Memorial was to be “pleasantly reminiscent of the Salt Lake Theater in architectural design.”   Construction on both building began on the 1st of July, the original in 1861 and the latter in 1960.

 
 
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Iris Theater
4971 South State Street
Murray, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Open:
1919  
Closed:
1930  
 

The Iris Theater was built in 1919 by business partners Louis Walters and Frank Burgener. The theater was significantly altered in the 1930s when it was converted for use as Murray Light.1

1. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Murray Theater