The LDS Church opened the Fountain Green Theatre and Dance Hall in 1918 and for decades it was the heart of the community. In 1944 the building was sold to Ivin Rasmussen, who continued to operate the recreation center until 1950, when television changed the way people spent their evenings. Rasmussen converted the dance hall into a general store, but the building sat vacant for 30 years after the store closed in 1976. His descendants donated the building to the city in 1998 and the restored community center reopened on Memorial Day weekend 2004.
Grand Opening ad for the Hyland Drive-In Theatre, "Salt Lake's newest and finest drive-in theatre. Largest screen in Inter-mountain West." Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah Probably Deseret News, 21 July 1948
Part of an ad for a movie playing at the Hyland Drive-In in 1958. Ticket prices were 90 cents for adults and children under 12 were free. Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah Deseret News, page B1, 30 July 1958
Ad for Dr. Who and the Daleks, Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster, Black Sabbath, and Night of the Living Dead at the Highland Drive-In. Highland Drive-In Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Lake Tribune, page 6D, 14 February 1969