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Movie Theater

The New Ideal.

A long time ago, during World War I or maybe even before, there was a dream to have a theater on Heber City’s Main Street. In 1918 the Ideal Theater opened its doors, and for several decades it served as Heber Valley’s center for community entertainment. Fast forward over a hundred years, and the theater is still standing; situated between an auto parts store and an insurance agency. Unfortunately, the theater has sat mostly empty for several years and is largely forgotten - but not for long. Recently, some city residents…

Heber’s Hometown Hollywood

When James Lane was living in Rifle, Colorado, teaching middle school, he couldn’t possibly have imagined how drastically different his life would turn out. James moved from California to Colorado when he was 13. After graduating from Rifle High School, James joined the Air Force, went to college, and began dating Jane Elizabeth, whom he’d known since childhood. They married, and he decided to become an educator. James, or Jim to most, graduated from Colorado University, and he and Jane moved back to Rifle. He settled into…