The Egyptian Theatre (Boise, Idaho)
General view of the south and east elevations
|Architect||Tourtellotte & Hummel; Hummel,Frederick C.|
|NRHP Reference #||74000724 |
|Added to NRHP||November 21, 1974|
The Egyptian Theatre is surrounded by urban legend and Boise history that makes this building a tour of Boise history and a cornerstone of the society scene.
It was first opened in 1927. The building was built in the model of the newly discovered King Tut's tomb. Over time it was changed repeatedly. Then in 1999, it was remodeled once again after the original building.
Now, it mainly runs movies and concerts.
The theater is architecturally significant as one of the few surviving theaters from the grand cinema and movie palace era in Boise.
The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Matt Damon, premieres were all hosted at The Egyptian Theatre. Actor Aaron Paul rented out the Egyptian theater in downtown Boise to live stream the 14th episode of Breaking Bad. He stated on his Twitter profile, "I rented out the Egyptian theater in downtown Boise to live stream the next episode. Who's coming with me? It's free. It's fun.".
- Official website
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. ID-3, "Ada Theatre, 700 Main Street, Boise, Ada County, ID"
- Boise Classic Movies
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