Nuart Theater

195 North Broadway,
Blackfoot, ID 83221

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The Nuart, which opened in 1930, was built by Paul Demordaunt, who went on to form a small Idaho theater chain with his partner, Hugh Drennen.

They also operated the local Idaho Theatre, a second-run house, and shared first-run films with a competitor, the Roxy.

The Nuart is now owned by Blackfoot Community Players who stage live performances and make the theater available to the community for rental. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 with Walter Demordaunt listed as its architect.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 26, 2007 at 5:25 am

Here is a photo, circa early eighties:
http://tinyurl.com/2jwpad

markdrennen
markdrennen on July 16, 2010 at 11:42 am

Hugh Drennen was my Grandfather

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Real nice theatre.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

And your Uncle Clint on the marquee.From Ken Mcs post of 11/26/07.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Thats neat Mark was he your dads or moms dad?Welcome to Cinema Treasures.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 17, 2010 at 11:24 am

How did i miss CLINT.Great Actor,but horrible ape movie.Thanls TLS.

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