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The Gala Opening of the modernized Bay Theatre (formerly the Beach Theatre) was July 17, 1946. It became a Fox West Coast Theatre in June 1946. Long Beach Independent ads are now in the photo section
The Nuart opened on February 12, 1930.
This date is from a 1980 interview with Paul and Alice DeMordaunt by Pam Morris for the Idaho State Historical Society’s oral history program. The half-stadium auditorium, designed by Paul’s brother, Walter, seated 620 and cost $120,000. The opening attraction was *Sunnyside Up*, with Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor.
The Rialto was the first theater Mr. DeMordaunt opened with his partner Hugh Drennen in Blackfoot in 1920 and then they leased the Mission Theatre. They also operated Blackfoot’s Idaho Theatre for many years
In Idaho Falls DeMordaunt and Drennen operated the Rio, Gaiety, Rex, later renamed the Falls and currently the Centre, and Motor-Vu. Their theaters in Rexburg were the Holiday, the Romance, later renamed the Westwood, and the Elk. In St. Anthony and Salmon they operated both Roxy Theatres.
The Noyo opened May 4, 1940. News clips in photo section.
The address of the State Theatre was 125 S. Main Street. The first movie theatre opened here in May 1912 at the Opera House.
On May 11, 1912, Moving Picture World reported, “L.B. Shaefer will open a motion picture theatre in the Opera House building.”
Now houses Hailey Public Library, corner of Croy and S. Main
Hailey Idaho walking tour
The Texas Theatre opened September 18, 1927. Grand Opening ad in photo section
The Texan Theatre opened January 4, 1935 and closed in 1940.
Grand opening ad and news clip in photo section.
The Majestic Theatre opened December 25, 1926. Grand Opening ad in photo section.
1982-1983 news clips on the Sabine Theatre now in photo section.
Opened in 1941 and demolished in 1983.
Previous operators: Gulf State Theaters, Martin Theatres, Jefferson Amusement Co.
This ad for the Reasonable Millinery Shop at 425 Proctor (in photos) says it is in the People’s Theatre Building.
The Sanborn Maps of 1915, 1923 and 1930-1950 (in photo section), show an unnamed Theatre at 427 Proctor. No theatre was found on the maps in any year at 438 Proctor.
The news clips in the photo section note the People’s Theatre was constructed in 1913 and closed April 2, 1955.
Here are some of my notes on the Orpheum, which I originally commented on in Cinema Treasures but have revised. Research is from old Times-News.
After 16 months of construction, which began in June of 1920, The Orpheum opened on October 31, 1921. The Twin Falls Daily News said the Architect was J.H. Dodd and there was seating for 900. The opening attraction was Mary Pickford in Thru the Back Door.
The projection room (down stairs, unlike other theaters) was built with 14-inch concrete walls, making it absolutely fireproof. The builders were A.R. Anderson, C.J. Hahn, and H.H. Hedstrom. The T-F-A chiseled into the upper façade of the building stands for Twin Falls Amusement.
The Orpheum operators through the years are:
Twin Falls Amusement Co. Inc, 1921-1931
Publix Theatres, 1931-1936
Intermountain Theatres, 1936-1975
Interstate Amusements, 1976- 2014
Larry and Stephanie Johnson, 2014-Present
When Interstate purchased the building in 1976 they removed the overhanging marquee and replaced it with one that is flush with the remodeled façade. The Times-News said the carpeting, drapes and seating were replaced and the ticket booth moved inside. It was renamed the Mall Cinema until 1997 when it became the Orpheum again.
Slack Winburn, a Utah architect given credit for the 1940 remodeling, also did the 1941 remodeling of the Idaho Theatre.
According to this Sanborn map of 1930 (in photos), the address was 301 Austin Street. As the Google map shows, it’s the city garage between 4th Street and the Alley.
Designed by Michael Berryman, the theatre opened April 14, 2000. News clips in photo section.
Frank Love was the architect for the remodeled Jewel Theatre, which reopened May 25, 1938. News Clip in photo section
The Bronco Drive-In, designed by Morgan & Kerley, opened October 14, 1949. Opening ad in photo section
The town’s only movie theatre in 1941 was listed on the Sanborn Maps at 86 Main Street (Lincoln Hwy, US 150), cross street- Virginia Hill. The Owl Club is there today.
No Address? This website places it at 352 N. Main Street.
The address is 67 West Pacific. That should give a good view of the building.
C.C. Dutton, designer and owner, opened the Sky-Vue Drive-In October 12, 1949. Closed August 30, 1976. News clips in photo section
Let me correct myself. The old Krikorian 7 Theatre was closed, but it was never converted.
Currently it is a discount house operated by Interstate Theatres, based in Dallas, Texas.