Egyptian Theatre

700 W. Main Street,
Boise, ID 83702

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MSC77 on March 7, 2023 at 10:45 am

A chronology of Boise’s 70mm presentations history has recently been published. The Egyptian gets some mentions in the piece.

rivest266 on February 7, 2023 at 11:59 am

Closed as Ada on April 4th, 1979 and reopened as Egyptian on May 18th, 1979.

MSC77 on October 18, 2021 at 2:19 pm

When did 70mm projection get installed here? Was 70mm in place during the 1960s under the Ada name, or was it installed during a later renovation under the Egyptian name?

rivest266 on May 18, 2021 at 3:16 pm

This was renamed Ada on December 5th, 1936. Grand opening ad posted.

MichaelKilgore on November 24, 2019 at 10:09 pm

Boxoffice, June 11, 1979: “Plitt Theatres has announced the opening of the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho. Formerly known as the Ada, the theatre has been renovated and equipped with new Dolby stereo sound and has been re-seated with rocker type chairs. Work is continuing on the 830 seat theatre; a new marquee front are to be completed shortly.”

DavidZornig on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Just to clarify it opened as the Egyptian, in what appears to be August 1926. The Ada name was in the `50s. Images added.

robboehm on January 14, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Theater also visited by Antiques Roadshow for the current season, 2014.

CSWalczak on September 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

Hmm; I just tried searching under “Ada”, “Boise, ID,” and “Egyptian” and all three yielded this theater in the results. I wonder why it does not work for you.

Patsy on May 27, 2010 at 10:52 am

Bway: I saw the same show on the Travel Channel and found it very fascinating! Supposedly, the ghost’s name is Joe and he died of a heart attack some 50 years ago while walking up the steps to the projection room as he was the resident projectionist then! Paranormal folks came to the theatre and after telling the owners the ghost’s name was Joe they then learned the name of the projectionist….coincidence?

Bway on April 9, 2010 at 6:54 am

There was a great feature of the Egyptian on the Travel Channel last night, showing much of the theater. Supposedly, the place is haunted, and that was the feature.

kencmcintyre on March 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm

The Egyptian can be seen in this photo circa 1950s:

kencmcintyre on February 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I wonder if he got replaced by an automated ghost.

GeorgeStrum on February 4, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Ghost Stories on the Travel Station just showed a piece tonight on this theatre. Supposedly it is haunted by a former projectionist named Joe, He hangs out mostly in the projection booth or in the upper balcony last row last seats.

spectrum on October 12, 2009 at 8:54 pm

according to their official website, the Egyptian was restored in 1999.

loah on December 17, 2006 at 10:02 am

sorry 4 re-peat!

loah on December 17, 2006 at 10:01 am

Does any one know the names of the Pharoah statues in the auditorium
at ech side?

loah on December 17, 2006 at 10:00 am

Does any one know the names of the Pharoah statues in the auditorium
at ech side?

loah on December 17, 2006 at 10:00 am

Does any one know the names of the Pharoah statues in the auditorium
at ech side?

jamesluvsrita on October 4, 2006 at 9:57 pm

Does anyone have any information about possible hauntings at the Egyptian? Thanks. :)


MikeRadio on July 9, 2006 at 6:20 pm


it is sad that this thread which is supposed to be dedicated to the Egyptian theatre has been “Closed/Demolished”

This is a great site to discuss theatres. Each theatre has its own link and page.

Shame on you peopel for littering it up.. You are as bad as those that tear down theatres for drug stores.

Leave the bickering and off topci comments elsewhere!

And the Eyptian last time I was there about 3 years ago had assigned seating.

kencmcintyre on May 6, 2006 at 10:12 am

Here is a comparison of the old and new marquees:

kencmcintyre on February 9, 2006 at 6:27 pm

I don’t believe this link has been posted yet:
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