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Huish Theatre


2005 Photo from the Grant Smith collection
98 W Utah Ave
Payson UT 84651

Closed
Record #1574  
 Opened: April 16, 1949
 Closed: January 31, 2002
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 816 seats
Architect(s): Fred L Markham
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Grant Smith.

The Huish Theater in Payson was built in 1948 by the David Huish family. Paul Mower bought the 600-seat theater in 1985. Since the Huish Theater was the only theater in town, Mower was able to close on Sunday and show only the family films. After the Stadium Cinemas opened nearby, Mower decided against adding additional screens to the Huish because it would limit his ability to reject R-rated films. Unable to book blockbuster movies, the Huish Theater closed on 31 January 2002. The building was sold to Jimmy and Phillip DeGraffenried of Santaquin, who planned to open a gym in the former movie house.

Source: "Curtains closing on Payson theater", Deseret News, 22 January 2002, page B1

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June 2005 photos from the Grant Smith collection.


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Last featured 10/21/2002. Last edited 1/29/2011.

 
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