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Fountain Green, Utah

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.

 
 
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Bringing Down the House

Emery County Progress, 22 April 2003

Article Summary:
When the city of Huntington demolished two abandoned buildings in April 2003, the Star Theatre next door was ironically playing the movie "Bringing Down the House."  The city condemned the buildings, known as the Gibb property, because they were a safety hazard and major eyesore on Huntington's Main Street.  The city will put the property up for bid so it can recoup the costs of asbestos removal and demolition.

Percy Mounteer, who owns the Star Theatre, wants to buy the property and use the front half of the lot as parking for the theater.  This would resolve a safety issue with patrons who park across the street and then jaywalk across to the theater.  Not long ago three children were almost hit as they crossed the street.

 

 

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Bringing Down the House