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The Egyptian Theatre, Boise

The Egyptian Theatre - Boise, Idaho
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The Egyptian Theatre
700 West Main Street, Boise, ID 83702Map
+1 208 387 1273
Neighborhood: Downtown
AOL Travel Editor's Review

Almost as interesting as the movie premieres and concerts it hosts (all three Bourne movies had their premieres here), Boise’s Egyptian Theatre is the last of the city’s single-screen theaters and one of only a handful of Egyptian-style theaters built across the country in the 1920s still standing. Boise’s Egyptian was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The discovery of the tomb of King Tut in November 1922 triggered the Egyptian revival trend, and it’s estimated that up to 100 faux-Egyptian theaters sprang up across the country. This one waned in its Egyptian-ness over the years, but a 1999 remodel brought it back as close to its original state as possible, replacing its gilt, carved Pharaohs and sphinxes, gilt, columns, gilt. Whether it’s a rock concert, an indie movie, the premier of a Warren Miller ski movie or the Idaho Opera that’s going on here when you’re in town, get tickets to the Egyptian Theater, it's definitely one of the best Boise nightlife scenes. You want to experience the inside of this building.

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