Blue Bird Theatre

Garfield, Utah

(Before 1927 - After 1930)

The Blue Bird Theatre was open from about 1927 to 1930.[1]

Garfield was a mining town built on land purchased by Utah Copper Co. in 1905.  In 1955 Kennecott Copper acquired Utah Copper and decided to shut down the company-owned town.  The first of 193 homes was moved in April 1956.  The church and post office closed on 8 September 1957.  Some 203 homes were demolished.  The post office was the only building left standing.[2]

Speaking of a theater in Garfield, former resident Lee Romrell said, "We could pay $1 a month and the whole family could see three shows a week."[2]

1. Utah State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1927-1928; 1930-1931
2. "Memories of a company town", Deseret News, 12 August 2005