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

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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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