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Murray, Utah
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Lester B. Funge announced plans in 1904 for the Grande Vaudeville Theatre, an 800-seat playhouse between the Reed Hotel and the St. Paul Lodging House.   In 1906, a three-story building with a hall on the top floor occupied the site.  On 20 November 1907, the 197-seat New Electric Theatre opened in a remodeled house in the same location.  The Electric was the first theater operated by the Alhambra Theatre Company, which would grow to at least eight theaters in three states within seven years.

 
 
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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