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.
Shortly after Lewiston was settled a theatrical group was formed. In 1884 the people of Lewiston built the Lewiston Opera House. It was used for motion pictures, dances, dramatic productions, basketball games, and roller skating before it was destroyed by fire in 1929.
"Chapter 10, A Cultural Survey of the County: Arts, Activites, and Athletics", A History of Cache County, by F. Ross Peterson