Boise Towne Square Reel Theater bites the dust

posted by CSWalczak on October 12, 2009 at 4:55 am

BOISE, ID — The 21-year-old Boise Towne Square Reel Theater has been demolished. With six screens, it was once the largest multiplex in the area.

The six screen complex sat vacant in recent years – after struggling under two separate owners. At one time, the theater hosted the most screens in Boise. It opened under the ownership of Cineplex Odeon in 1988 and featured nearly 1200 seats in all. The theater remained popular until the opening of Edwards Cinemas on Overland Rd. at the Boise Spectrum in 1998.

Read more at KTVB.

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danpetitpas
danpetitpas on October 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

It’s nice that they needed a super-sized Pet Smart in Boise rather than a multiplex. But I’m guessing it was your typical cinderblock mall cinema, just waiting to become obsolete.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 14, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Well… at least the magnificent and historic EGYPTIAN THEATRE is still open… This past summer, I stopped in to see a flick on my way back to Oregon from Salt Lake City.
It was my way of supporting a single screen cinema/theater that still uses their curtains!
HELLO OUT THERE… IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS STATEMENT?

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