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edwardsgl commented about Star Theatre on Jul 30, 2009 at 7:03 am

There was another movie house in Malad City named Aldia and it was located on Pig Alley.

edwardsgl commented about Aldea Theater on Nov 2, 2008 at 4:44 am

Thank you for your post. Yes, there were two theaters in Malad City going back to the 1920’s and earlier. The earliest on was the Aldea Theater located on a short, narrow street named Pig Alley and the other theater was the Star located on No. Main Street. The Star was built in the early 1920’s and had a small Wicks theater pipe organ that accompanied the silent pictures. I have many happy childhood memories of times spent at the Aldea and Star theaters in Malad City, Idaho

edwardsgl commented about Aldea Theater on Nov 1, 2008 at 5:21 am

The Aldea Theater was operating long before 1945, it was the first theater in Malad City, Idaho. It was a long narrow building and the seats were on either side of a central isle and as I recall no balcony so the capicity was quite limited.

edwardsgl commented about Downey Theater on Oct 31, 2008 at 5:33 am

Thank you for posting the picture, however; it is not of the Downey theater in Downey, Idaho. I will try to locate the picture that I have and post it here. Incidentally, the Downey theater and the confectionary (soda fountain) have been somewhat refurbished and is open from time to time as a live stage playhouse.

edwardsgl commented about Downey Theater on Jun 2, 2006 at 2:38 am

I have just returned from a Memorial Day visit to Downey, Idaho. I have a picture of the Downey Theatre to post but, that feature is not working at this time, I will post the picture as soon as I can

edwardsgl commented about Downey Theater on Feb 5, 2005 at 7:07 am

I grew up in Downey, Idaho and saw many movies at the Downey theatre during the 1940s' & 50s', it was a small movie house probably 40 or 50 seats. Next to the theater was a soda fountain called the confectionary, you could enter from the street or from the theatre lobby. The last movie I saw there was while visiting family in Downey about 1978, the movie was “Tootsie”, pretty racie for a small Mormon farming community. After the theater closed someone opened a 2nd hand store in the lobby. I believe it sits empty today.