Plaza Twin

5220 W. Overland Road,
Boise, ID 83705

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc., Wallace Theaters

Architects: Mel C. Glatz

Functions: Retail

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Plaza Twin

The Plaza Twin was located in the Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center on W. Overland Road and S. Orchard Street.

It opened on March 5, 1969 with seating for 596 & 333. The opening movies were Gregory Peck in “The Stalking Moon” & Tony Randall in “Hello Down There”. It was equipped to screen 35mm, 70mm and Cinerama films. It operated as a discount cinema for a time after the big multi-plex was open and then closed in the mid-1990’s. The building has since been converted into retail space.

Contributed by Rick D

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

emptyofself on December 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm

The “retail space” in question was a HonK’s $1.00 (capitalization accurate) store which occupied the former lobby. As of a couple years ago, the seating still existed behind the retail store area. This was confirmed by a HonK’s employee when I asked where the old theater was located within the complex.

dallasmovietheaters on April 29, 2021 at 8:34 am

The Hillcrest Shopping Center opened theater-less in 1963 with anchors Woolworth’s and Grand Central department store. In 1969, expansion brought about the Plaza Twin cinema. The theatre played “Star Wars” to enthusiastic crowds. Two decades after closing, the Plaza Twin was still fully intact although locked up.

rivest266 on May 19, 2021 at 12:48 pm

The Plaza twin opened on March 5th, 1969. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on February 15, 2023 at 10:38 am

It was owned by Commonwealth in 1987, United Artists in 1988 and Wallace-Hollywood in 1996 who closed it in 1999.

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