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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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In 2005, the former Marlo Theater was used by Utrecht Art Supplies.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 10 December 2005

Marlo Theater
(Hyland Theatre, Forum Theatre, Hyland Theatre, Marlo Theatre, World Playhouse)
 
1025 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Status:
Closed 
Open:
1920  
Closed:
1959  
 
The Hyland Theatre opened before 1922.  From about 1926 to 1929 it was known as the Forum Theatre.  It then appears to have returned to the name Hyland Theatre about 1929.  From about 1931 to 1948 it was known as the Marlo Theatre.   The theater was last known as the World Playhouse, which closed about 1959.  The building is now Utrecht Art Supplies.