An excerpt for the Pinedale Historic Walking Tour Brochure…

14 North Franklin Street, originally the Patterson home, was replaced with the Skyline Theatre, which had its grand opening in September 1940.  The Pinedale Roundup reported on  opening, “The beautiful interior is indirectly lighted from each side of the upper portion of each wall. Silhouettes depicting mountain scenery, winter sports, hunting and fishing, and other recreational facilities adjacent to Pinedale, lend local color to the interior decorations.  A raised floor and comfortable furniture makes theatre going a pleasure.  Acoustics are excellent, as the building was designed for sound equipment.  Nothing was overlooked in designing the building, including a small lobby, a small room for caring for noisy babies.”  The new movie house was a great improvement from the wooden benches and folding chair sat the Wilson Hall, on east Pine Street, where movies had been shown throughout the 1930s.  After four decades of being a favorite gathering place for the town’s people, the theatre closed in May 1980.  It was replaced with Walt’s Plumbing and Heating, which moved to this location in 1986. 

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