Pix Theatre

210 12th Avenue South,
Nampa, ID 83651

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2009 at 3:38 am

Between the 1946 opening of the Pix and at least 1951, Nampa had three operating walk-in theaters. I’ve found references in Boxoffice to both the Majestic and a theater called the Adelaide, both operated by Fox Intermountain, as far back as 1938. The last mention of the Adelaide is in 1951, when it was listed along with the Majestic among the theaters Fox had the option of closing or divesting under the terms of the consent decree.

Either the Majestic or the Adelaide may have been the house referred to as the Nampa Theatre in a Boxoffice item of September 18, 1937. Construction had been set to begin on this new Fox house on September 15. As there are no later references in Boxoffice to a Nampa Theatre, then a new name must have been chosen before opening- assuming the new house was actually built.

For even earlier Nampa theaters, I can find only one reference, this to a Liberty Theatre briefly mentioned in the December 7, 1929, issue of The Reel Journal. Either the Majestic or the Adelaide might have been the Liberty renamed, or it might have been different theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2007 at 6:51 am

It’s being called the Pix Theatre once again, according to it’s website. The foundation is now called the Pix Entertainment Foundation. As the Pix/Frontier was “renamed” the Majestic after it closed, and the name has now been abandoned before the place has even been reopened, I wonder if Majestic should even be listed as an aka, let alone as the actual name of the theatre?

There apparently was a Majestic Theatre which once existed in Nampa, though, operating at the same time as the Pix.