Garfield Theatre

Garfield, Utah

(Before 1922 - After 1922)

The Garfield Theatre was open about 1922.[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, 1922-1923
2. "Memories of a company town", Deseret Morning News, 12 August 2005