The Egyptian Theatre (Boise, Idaho)

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Ada Theater
Ada Theater Boise.jpg
General view of the south and east elevations
Location Boise, Idaho
Coordinates 43°36′53.99″N 116°12′5.02″W / 43.6149972°N 116.2013944°W / 43.6149972; -116.2013944Coordinates: 43°36′53.99″N 116°12′5.02″W / 43.6149972°N 116.2013944°W / 43.6149972; -116.2013944
Built 1927
Architect Tourtellotte & Hummel; Hummel, Frederick C.
NRHP Reference # 74000724[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1974

The Egyptian Theatre—also known as the Ada Theater, at 700 West Main Street in Boise, Idaho—is a movie theater that opened in 1927.


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.[clarification needed]

The theater's architecture is of the Egyptian revival style, inspired by the newly discovered King Tut's tomb. Over time, the structure underwent various changes. In 1999, it was remodeled once again after the original building.

The theater is architecturally significant as one of the few surviving theaters from the grand cinema and movie palace era in Boise.[2]

The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum film 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.[3]

Said by some to be haunted, the theater was featured on the Travel Channel show Ghost Stories in 2009.


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