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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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Ad for <span style='font-style: italic;'>The Thunderbolt</span> at the Ides Theater.  "The Talkies  have come to Moab!  Hear and See!  Grand Opening, Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4."

Times Independent, page 8
Date: 1 August 1929

Ides Theatre
20 North Main Street
Moab, Utah
 
Status:
Demolished 
Open:
Before 1920  
Closed:
After 1955  
 
The Ides Theatre opened before 1920.1  In the 1930s the Ides Theatre moved from the old Woodmen of the World Hall to its own permanent building.2  The Ides Theatre continued to show movies through about 1955.3


1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1920-1921, 1922-1923, 1927-1928, 1930-1931
2. "Chapter 10: World War I Era to the Start of the Great Depression", A History of Grand County, by Richard A. Firmage
3. "Rural 3", movie-theatre.org
, listing as sources the Film Weekly Film Journal yearbook 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955; and International motion picture almanac, 1961, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000