Boise Theatre

913 W. Main Street,
Boise, ID 83702

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Previous Names: Lyric Theatre

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Boise Theatre

This was the 2nd Lyric Theatre to operate in Boise. It was a conversion of an existing building and opened in 1926. Following a remodel it was reopened on April 27, 1940 as the renamed Boise Theatre. It was listed as being operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Tracy Barham. It was closed on August 14, 1973 with Eva Wishaw in “Suburban Wives” & “Moonlighting Wives”. It was demolished in the 1970’s.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

wouldn’t you like to have that “MASTER OF THE WORLD” one-sheet.Thanks Ken Mc.

DavidZornig on August 3, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Three images added via Robert D. Austin Jr‎.

rivest266 on May 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Opened as Lyric on March 28th, 1931, and reopened as the Boise theatre on April 27th, 1940.

Boise theatre openingBoise theatre opening 27 Apr 1940, Sat The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho)

DavidZornig on October 11, 2021 at 8:31 am

Photo as Lyric Theatre added, and below additional history credit Bob Hartman.

“The Lyric Theater at 913 Main Street had a little bit of history to it before 1926. Form Jewelry store, wallpaper store, tailor shop, hardware store, saloon to theater to cafe' with rooms for rent and gambling upstairs, and for a while, a bowling alley in the basement. In the fall of 1925 Marge Armstrong received a building permit to convert the building into a theater again, with a balcony. The Boise Theater opened in 1926, and fell to the wrecking ball of the BRA during the destruction of downtown Boise in the 1970’s.”

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