Bicknell Theater

11 E. Main Street,
Bicknell, UT 84715

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Additional Info

Firms: Fetzer & Fetzer

Functions: Movies (Film Festivals), Movies (First Run)

Styles: Pueblo Moderne

Previous Names: Ellett Theatre, Wayne Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 435.425.3123
Manager: 435.425.3554

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Bicknell Theater

Built in 1947, by James and Mabel Ellett, and originally called the Ellett Theatre, this small but stylish Streamline-meets-Pueblo style theater has been in continuous operation for more than half a century. The tiny Wayne Theatre has given its town of Bicknell, Utah the distinction of being the smallest town in the US with an operating movie theater.

The Wayne Theatre (as it was renamed in 1967, after the county the theater sits in) has changed ownership twice and is currently owned by Nanette and James Anderson, who in 1994 renovated the theater; adding a state-of-the-art sound system, new projection system, and heating.

In 1999, a grant from the Utah State Historical Society helped provide much-needed structural and exterior repairs to the Wayne Theatre. Today, the theater screens second-run features, and is host to the Bicknell International Film Festival. By 2016 it had been renamed Bicknell Theater.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 5, 2010 at 10:07 am

Great feature article from BOXOFFICE ,May 1992 on this theatre.

TLSLOEWS on July 5, 2010 at 10:28 am

The newer photos do look better.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Yes,when i saw the picture in BOXOFFICE it looked like kids built it.

eduscapes on July 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hollywood studios are going digital and small-town theaters must make the costly upgrade or “go dark”. Wayne Theatre is among them. We need your help to make the necessary transition to digital cinema.

Without your help, this theatre will have to close. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise the funds needed to keep the theatre open. Please share this with friends and donate what you can. Go to the quick link at

Or, go direct to

Trolleyguy on July 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Website link is broken. Movie showtimes are listed on their Facebook page. Now called the Bicknell Theater.

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