Gooding Cinema

402 Main street,
Gooding, ID 83330

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This theater called the Schubert Theatre opened in 1920, and owned by Bud Schubert, was for many years the only movie house in this town of only a few thousand people. Mr. Schubert also owned the hotel across the street.

In the mid-1950’s, a competitor, for some inexplicable reason, built a new theater a few blocks away. The competing theater has been closed for many years while the Schubert is still open and called the Gooding Cinema.

Its full marquee has been removed and replaced by a smaller one, which sets flat against the front of the building.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Schubert
Schubert on January 29, 2005 at 12:28 pm

To reach the owners of the (Gooding Cinema)Schubert Theatre you can email us at or call us at 208-733-7695 (PLEASE NOTE)if you attempt to reach us at the emails listed in the comments above you will be unable as we do not know who that is, to see more about what we do at the theatre go to www.westernstatescollege.com
We will be posting the history of the theatre soon, thank you Micheal & Darcie Clair, Mike & Blair Roberson Be-A-LLC owners of the Schubert Theatre National Register listed.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 1, 2007 at 3:19 pm

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2004

Schubert Theatre (added 2004 – Building – #03001367)
Also known as Gooding Theatre
402 Main St., Gooding
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

jjhv7
jjhv7 on August 26, 2008 at 11:17 pm

My family moved to Gooding in 1953, I attended school 5th grade thru 9th Grade there. I have many fond memories while we lived in Gooding, one is the Saturday afternoon Matinee’s at the “Schubert Theater”…. I’m very thankful those fond memories that you were a part of in my life.

Jerry Herrera
www.vision7recordings.com

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Here is a photo of the Gooding Cinema. Is this theater a twin?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

The NRHP registration form for the Schubert Theatre says that it was designed by Hugo Clausen.

Clausen was a Salt Lake City decorator who, like San Francisco’s Gale Santocono, sometimes did architectural design. His company decorated the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho, and Clausen himself painted murals in the Central Theatre in Ely, Nevada.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm

The Schubert Theatre was built in 1920. This is a 1981 photo of the Schubert Theatre. Here is a 1983 photo of the Gooding Cinema.

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