1010 W. Main Street,
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In the 1940’s and 1950’s the Blues Bouquet was known as the Granada Theatre and played second-run A movies or first-run B movies and as television began to take hold they would have dish night or some type of give-away to attract customers. Local history resources say that the Granada Theatre, which was built around 1906, was once named the Boz and then the Strand and at one time it had a hotel and bordello upstairs but all of this is beyond my years of expertise. Other downtown theatres around this time were the Boise, the Rialto and Rio, which sat side by side, and the Ada (Egyptian) and Pinney, Boise’s premiere houses.
Since the late 1970’s, the building has been home to the Blues Bouquet, which has been called the best place to hear live musical performances in Boise. Passing the building, you would never know that it once was a theater, as the marquee has been removed, but the original lobby tile and other clues such as its closed balcony remain inside.
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