Centre Theatre

806 E. Washington Street,
Montpelier, ID 83254

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Centre Theatre

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The Rich Theatre was opened April 14, 1923. Good to here of a single screen which is still holding its own. Please update if you have any additional information on the Centre Theatre.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 31, 2011 at 5:54 am

This web page says that the Rich Theatre opened in 1923 in a building formerly occupied by an automobile dealership.

I wonder if the project listed in the January 6, 1919, issue of the trade journal Lumber ever got built:

“Montpelierâ€"S. A. Shreeve, architect, Col.-Hudson Building, Ogden, Utah, is preparing preliminary plans for 80x150 ft. brick theater on Main Street here. $70,000.”
Does anybody know if there were any other theaters operating in Montpelier during the 1920s?

TLSLOEWS on March 31, 2011 at 6:07 am

Some modern photos would be nice,looks pretty cool in the 1984 shot,any out there?

Chris1982 on November 22, 2014 at 1:17 am

Joe, Montpelier had two theatres in the 1920’s, the Gem seated 500 and the Rich seated 400.

rivest266 on December 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

Appears to be closed down as per showtimes website and its official page at http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/westates/movies?v=2464

Chris1982 on December 19, 2015 at 10:51 pm

The theatre is open according to the telephone. They are now playing Star Wars, closed on Christmas Eve and on Sundays. The area is about 90 percent Mormon so I can understand the Sunday closing/

OCRon on May 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm

Opened as the Rich Theatre April 14, 1923. The news clip is now with the photos.

Interestingly enough, the Centre is located nearly across the street from the still-standing building that housed the Bank of Montpelier. Robert LeRoy Parker, aka Butch Cassidy and two of his gang, sans the Sundance Kid robbed the bank on August 13, 1896. Little did Butch know that 74 years later a movie would be playing at the Centre Theatre glorifying his crimes, starring a much handsomer Paul Newman.

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