Wilkes Theatre P.6

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Title Wilkes Theatre P.6
File Name 39222001707905.tif
Photo Number No. 29829
Classification 725.8
Creator Shipler Commercial Photographers
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date of Photograph August 27, 1921
Date 1921-08-27
Subject Theaters, Resorts, Amusement Halls/Parks
Corporate Name Wilkes Theatre
Other Subject Movie theaters
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City; Salt Lake County; Utah
Historic Address 132 South State Street
Description Wilkes Theater interior, finishing up lobby area. Aug. 27, 1921. Shipler Comm. Photog #21268
Comment The Orpheum Theatre opened on Christmas Day 1905 as Salt Lake's first full-time vaudeville house. The 900-seat theater, an excellent example of Second Renaissance Revival", was designed by architect C.N. Neuhausen. A 12-foot statue of Venus tops its central section, while larger-than-life heads guard the front entry. The auditorium and main lobby have been refurbished several times. Except for the stage, little remains of the original building. An old unused hotel behind the auditorium used to house vaudeville performers. In 1918, the theater was converted to show movies and was known by several names including the Casino, Orpheum, Wilkes, Roxey, Salt Lake, and Lyric. The Lyric had one of the first crying rooms in town, and even employed a registered nurse in its ladies room. In 1953 it was one of the first two theaters in Salt Lake to show widescreen movies with stereo sound. In 1972, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints bought and restored the building for church plays, renaming it the Promised Valley Playhouse. In 1996 the theater closed because of structural problems."--from web page: http://utahtheaters.info/TheaterMain.asp?ID=97
Rights Management Digital Image © 2009 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Holding Institution Utah State Historical Society
Relation Classified Photograph Collection
Source Format Print Photograph
Source Size 9.1 inches x 7.3 inches
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000 XL and saved as 400 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000 pixels on the long axis. Archival resolution: 3620 x 2905
Scanned By Robert Pyper
ARK ark:/87278/s6fb5h20
Setname dha_cp
ID 445244
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6fb5h20