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Egyptian Theatre

Photo from the Library of Congress collection
700 W Main St
Boise ID 83702
(208) 345-0454

National Register 1974
Record #1407  
 Opened: April 19, 1927
Capacity: 1201 seats
Architect(s): Turellotte & Hummel
Architectural Style(s):
National Register: 1974    Bldg # 74000724
Current Organ: 2/8 Robert Morton
 Also Known As: Ada, Fox
 Previously operated by: ABC Intermountain Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Theatres

The Egyptian Theatre project was begun in the spring of 1926 and the theatre was completed by April 17, 1927, when a newspaper article on the theatre was published in Boise's Idaho Daily Statesman. The Boise architectural firm of Tourtellotte and Hummel was employed to design the theatre, with Frederick C Hummel heading the design. The theatre was completed at a cost of $160,000, not including the seats, organ, curtain and projection equipment.

The name sign and marquee have changed multiple times, adapting to sign improvements and name changes of "Egyptian," "Fox," and "Ada."

The world premiere of "Jeremiah Johnson" was held December 2, 1972, at the Ada Theatre with actor Robert Redford, who played the title role, in attendance.

Restoration work was completed by Conrad Schmitt Studios.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

2002 photos from the James Hulsey collection.

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Photos from the Conrad Schmitt Studios collection.

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Last featured 1/17/2005. Last edited 8/1/2010.

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