The Mountain View Theater is a simple false-front commercial building with a unique stepped facade in the small commercial district of Mountain View. The shape of the upper level of the facade is symmetric like most commercial building styles of this era, however, it has a most unusual outline. The Mountain View Theater is significant as one of the few remaining small rural theaters that developed in towns near prosperous plantations. There were numerous such theaters scattered throughout the islands, however, only a few of these rural theaters remain, mostly on the Island of Hawaii.
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