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700 W Main St|
Boise ID 83702
|Record #1407 |
Opened: April 19, 1927|
Capacity: 1201 seats|
Architect(s): Turellotte & Hummel
National Register: 1974 Bldg # 74000724
Current Organ: 2/8 Robert Morton
| Also Known As: Ada, Fox|
| Previously operated by: ABC Intermountain Theatres, Plitt 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.
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