Angelus Theatre

165 N. Main Street,
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

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Architects: Fred L. Markham

Functions: Live Performances

Previous Names: Main Street Movie, Royal Palace Theatre, Boothe Brothers Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 801.798.7650

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Angelus Theatre

Listed as the Angelus Theatre in business directories, it opened September 9, 1912. This house was Spanish Fork’s only movie theatre when it was destroyed by fire in 1948. The theatre’s operators, the Huish-Gilhool circuit, rebuilt the Angelus Theatre on the same site, and it was reopened in 1950.

When the Angelus Theatre burned, the Huish-Gilhool circuit began showing movies in a quonset hut a few blocks away, and this building became the core of the Arch Theatre. The circuit continued to operate both the Angelus Theatre and the Arch Theatre until 1951, when both houses were sold to an independent operator.

The Angelus Theatre was renamed Main Street Movies about 1984. No closing date for the house as a movie theatre is given, but by the early-21st century it was operating as the Royal Palace Theatre, presenting live music performances.

More recently, it has been operated as a live music venue under the name Boothe Brothers Theatre by the nearby Boothe Brothers Music Center, a retail store. By 2017 it had returned to its original Angelus Theatre name.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm

In the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac is a listing for Huish Theatre Enterprises, 1426 Harvard Ave, Salt Lake City; C.E. Huish, president. This circuit controlled 2 theaters in Elko NV, and 11 theatres in various Utah towns. One of these was the New Angelus Theatre in Spanish Fork.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

The architect for the rebuilding of the Angelus Theatre was Fred L.Markham, who also designed the Arch Theatre and several other projects for the Huish circuit.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 7, 2018 at 5:20 pm

This has been renamed the Angelus Theatre.

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