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Star Theatre


2005 Photo from the Grant Smith collection
16 N Main St
Hurricane UT

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Record #26448  
 Opened:
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Eugene

Information for this tour was contributed by Grant Smith.

The Star Theatre was owned by Eugene and Leah Wadsworth, who would sometimes let moviegoers earn the 35-cent admission by hauling rock off their fields. Since there was no television until 1958, "everyone went to every change of shows". [1]

At the groundbreaking of the Coral Cliff's Cinema in May 2004, Mayor Tom Hirschi said, "I think back to the old Eugene Star Theater. Many years ago as a youngster, I remember we used to ask Gene, ‘Is there a good movie?’ and he’d say, ‘Best damn show in town.’" [2]

The Star Theater opened before 1927 [3] and showed movies until after 1958. [4]


1. "Mayor Hirschi Remembers the Hurricane of his Youth", 19 November 2003, Hurricane Valley Journal
2. "Coral Cliff's Cinema 8 Breaks Ground", Hurrican Valley Journal, 19 May 2004
3. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1927-1928
4. "St. George", movie-theatre.org, listing as its sources the Film Weekly Film Journal yearbooks 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and International motion picture almanacs 1961, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000

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June 2005 photos from the Grant Smith collection.


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