Lehi Roller Mills
Lehi Roller Mills was founded in 1906 by a co-op of farmers. George G. Robinson purchased the mill in 1910, and since then it has remained in the family. It is run today by grandson R. Sherman Robinson
At the turn the century, Lehi Roller Mills was among thousands of such family-owned mills operating in the United States. Fewer than fifty remain today. High demand keeps the mill grinding around the clock, six days a week, and the mill produces some 100,000 pounds of flour each day.
Lehi Roller Mills was immortalized in the 1984 production of Footloose
. It was featured as Ren McCormack's (Kevin Bacon
Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American film and theater actor whose notable roles include Animal House, Diner, Footloose, Flatliners, Wild Things, A Few Good Men, JFK, Apollo 13, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Trapped, Friday the 13th, Hollow Man, Tremors, Death Sentence, Frost/Nixon, Crazy, Stupid, Love....
) workplace and as the site of the dance.
At the time the film was made, Lehi Roller Mills was surrounded by nothing but vacant fields. In one scene, the Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow
John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, and author. Presently, he is involved with a wide range of media projects, including stage, television, film, and radio...
) and his wife Vi Moore (Dianne Wiest
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) keep a wary eye on the proceedings while standing in a field some distance away. The area is now home to a variety of fast food
Fast food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, typically the term refers to food sold in a restaurant or store with preheated or precooked ingredients, and served to the customer in a...
restaurants and a shopping center.
Thanksgiving Point is a 501 educational institute and associated museum complex and estate garden in Lehi, Utah. It is funded by contributions, admissions, and profits from its retail operations, and concessions. The current logo is a stylized version of its establishing landmark, a water tower...
is a 501(c)(3) destination, museum complex, and estate garden founded in 1995 and located in Lehi, Utah. It consists of four main attractions: Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, the Museum of Ancient Life, and Farm Country.
Approximately 1.45 million people visit Thanksgiving Point each year. It is also a location for Megaplex Theaters
Megaplex Theatres was founded in 1999 by the former owner of the Utah Jazz, Larry H. Miller. It is an independent movie theater chain in the state of Utah, with five locations along the Wasatch front and another set to open in October 2011. The theater chain is now operated by Greg Miller, CEO of...
and has several restaurants and gift shops. It is the site for the region's only Tulip Festival
Tulip Festivals are held in several cities around the world, including a number in North America — most often cities with Dutch heritage — such as Albany ; Ottawa ; Gatineau ; Montreal ; Holland ; Lehi ; Orange City ; Pella ; Mount Vernon ; and Woodburn , and in other countries such as Australia and...
and an annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games
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Operations are funded by private donations, venue and event admissions, and profits from shops and restaurants.
Thanksgiving point Xango theater.