The Elberta Theatre opened in Brigham City on 12 March 1917, built by W. H. Shurtliffe and W. R. Dredge. A unique feature of the theater was that moviegoers entered the auditorium next to the screen, allowing latecomers to find their way to their seats using the reflected light of the film. An orchestra pit below the screen had room for a piano and up to five other instruments. About 1927, the Elberta was renamed the Capitol Theatre. It is now part of the Walker Cinemas chain.
The Lagoon Opera House opened in 1968, presenting summer theater shows such as "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", and other Broadway hits.1 The theater is part of the Lagoon amusement park, but has not been used in recent years. Most of Lagoon's entertainment shows are presented in the Music USA Theatre and the Carousel Theatre, both of which are newer and more open than the Lagoon Opera House.