Shoshone Showhouse

125 S. Rail Street West,
Shoshone, ID 83352

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Shoshone, with a current population of about 1,200, was at one time a big railroad town. Thus a hotel was included in this opera house when it was built by W.H. Baugh M.D. in 1911.

Now it is only open Friday, Saturday and Monday and has a small changeable sign above its entrance. The plaque on the front of the building reads: Owned by Dr. & Mrs. Terrill W. Zech.

In case you’re ever in town, rooms are still available for rent above the theater.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2005 at 9:17 pm

The sign on this theater pretty much says it all “Closed Indefinitely Due to Lack of Interest”. I guess the status can be changed to Closed Indefinitely!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 10, 2008 at 12:08 pm

This theater must have opened again since the above comments were posted. Here is a 2008 article that mentions, “The Shoshone theater shows mostly films rated G and PG, with an occasional PG-13 thrown in if the Zechs think it would be appropriate for families. One example of a PG-13 film they recently rejected was "Blades of Glory,” a Will Ferrell comedy".

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm

If you compare the small photo linked to on Apr 26, 2005 with this 1984 photo of a Rex Theater, it appears to be the same building. The Rex Theater had 400 seats in 1955.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

No showtime anywhere online. Is this closed?

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