Broadway Drive-In

1390 W. Victory Road,
Boise, ID 83705

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp.

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Broadway Drive-In

The Broadway Drive-In was opened on June 1, 1950 with free admission to a 1-hour program of cartoons, shorts and news. It could accommodate 400 cars. It was located on S. Broadway Avenue at W. Victory Road. In its latter years it was operated by Commonwealth Theatres. It was closed in 1985. This was one of five drive-ins located in the Boise area. There is a Self Storage Plus where the drive-in once stood.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Just added TOPO map. I think this is the drive-in? I would call the address as S. Denver Way & W. Victory Road, Boise, ID 83705

Chris1982
Chris1982 on November 20, 2014 at 1:33 am

Some photos & aerial added to photo page.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 4, 2018 at 3:54 am

Closed in the 1980’s?

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on January 12, 2020 at 9:16 pm

Boxoffice, March 10, 1956: “BOISE, IDA. – Lou Pressler of Seattle has purchased the Boise and Broadway drive-ins here. They were formerly owned by Joy Naylor and the late Milton Fry.”

rivest266
rivest266 on May 19, 2021 at 1:41 pm

The Broadway Drive-In theatre opened on June 1st, 1950. Its grand opening ad has been uploaded in the photo section.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on July 24, 2023 at 9:30 am

Boxoffice, Dec. 10, 1949: “Boise, Ida. - A new 500-car drive-in will be built this winter near the intersection of Highway 30 and Broadway here, according to Milt Fry, one of three local men who filed articles of incorporation for the firm. Others in the enterprise are Joy Naylor, who has an interest with Fry in the Boise Drive-In near the Ada county fairgrounds, and Omer R. Travers, Naylor, who also operated the Riverdale Drive-In at Ogden. Initial cost of the Broadway will be between $40,000 and $60,000, Fry said. The screen will measure 55x42 feet. Contract for grading work has been awarded to Stan Nelson. The Electric Service Co. will handle wiring.”

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