Murray Theater (Murray, Utah)

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Murray Theater
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Murray Theater
Murray Theater (Murray, Utah) is located in Utah
Murray Theater (Murray, Utah)
Murray Theater (Murray, Utah) is located in the US
Murray Theater (Murray, Utah)
Location 4961 South State Street Murray, Utah
Coordinates 40°39′50″N 111°53′17″W / 40.66389°N 111.88806°W / 40.66389; -111.88806Coordinates: 40°39′50″N 111°53′17″W / 40.66389°N 111.88806°W / 40.66389; -111.88806
Area .31 acres (0.13 ha)
Built 1938
Architectural style Art Moderne
NRHP Reference # 01000476[1]

The Murray Theater is a theater located in Murray, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the area's best examples of the Art Moderne style in theater architecture.[2][3]

History[edit]

The Murray Theater was built in 1938 by Tony Duvall, who built the Gem and New Iris theaters in Murray, and Joseph L. Lawrence, who built the Villa and Southeast in Salt Lake and the Academy in Provo. It opened on 28 October 1938.[citation needed]

The theater operated as both a first-run and second-run venue for motion pictures, and has been extensively renovated and redesigned during its history. The theater currently hosts cultural events, private parties, and functions as the primary venue for the professional wrestling promotion Intermountain Wrestling Revolution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Miller, Lisa M. (March 9, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Murray Theater" (PDF). National Park Service.  "Accompanying 3 photos, from 2000" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory. 
  3. ^ "Official Listing from NPS of Murray Theater". focus.nps.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-03.