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Architects: Hugo H. Clausen
Previous Names: Schubert Theater
The Schubert Theater opened on April 6, 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 1948, a competitor, for some inexplicable reason, built a new Gooding Theatre a few blocks away. The competing theatre has been closed for many years while the Schubert Theater was renamed the Gooding Cinema. It was closed around 2008.
Its full marquee has been removed and replaced by a smaller one, which sets flat against the front of the building.
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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.
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.
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.
The Schubert (Gooding Cinema) Was never converted to two screens, Interstate Amusement of Twin Falls bought it from Bud Schubert and listed the marquee as a two screen but actually a ploy to be able to screen two different movies nightly. It still has a balcony (less seating) And has just achieved an IRS 501C3 non-profit class and will be undergoing restoration soon by a local group.
It should be noted that the information on the closing date given by Contributor Ron Pierce is erroneous. Could be a typographical error. Lonnie and Charmy LeaVell purchased the theatre approximately 9 years ago from Micheal and Darcie Claire and it sat idle until they formed a 501 ©(3). It was designated by the IRS as a charitable nonprofit in 2014. They donated clear and free title to the nonprofit Gooding Restoration for Entertainment, Arts and Theater, Inc. aka GREAT, Inc. to restore the theatre and as such the nonprofit is the owner. As memory serves me, at the time of purchase, the Western States College was not running at the time of the purchase from the Claires in approximately 2008.