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Murray, Utah
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The Liberty Theatre, later known as the Gem, opened 1 February 1911 at a cost of $20,000.  The “photo-playhouse” was to be “one of the most modern motion picture houses in the west,” including “many new features which have not before been incorporated in plans for a motion picture house.”  Private loges allowed patrons to enjoy “the exclusiveness and comforts of the opera box.”

 
 
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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