In the early 1900s, the Fort Payne Opera House was used for concerts and play as well as served as meeting place. After that, in the 1920s, this Opera House became a movie theater and became a warehouse afterward. The architectural design of the Fort Payne Opera House was three-story brick building located in Gault Avenue. In 1969, the Fort Payne Opera downgraded, it fell on bad time and to be completely refurbished.
Currently, the historic Fort Payne Opera House is 124 years old and has a completely restoration. This is still in used today as the cultural center of the community. Beside, the local high schools uses it to host plays, concerts and many activities and events.