Ramona Theatre

113 Broadway Avenue South,
Buhl, ID 83316

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pinesap
pinesap on January 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

The Rex theatre was across the street in a 1918 photo from the Ramona .In 1927 ads in the Buhl Herald were running shows and times for both the Fox and Cozy theaters .

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 9, 2011 at 5:22 am

Here is another view of the Ramona Theatre building, which also shows the building next door, location of the former Fox (or Rex, or both) Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 9, 2011 at 2:03 am

ronp: I’m wondering if the newspaper you cite was perfectly legible. Is it possible that it actually said Rex, rather than Fox? (Scans of old newspapers are often a bit messy, assuming your source was a scan.) There was definitely once a Rex Theatre in Buhl. It was mentioned in the October 25, 1913, issue of The Moving Picture World. Even if it did say Fox, the Fox might have been the Rex, renamed. It would have been a cheap change for the signage.

Either way, I doubt that this theater had any connection to William Fox. I don’t think the Fox Intermountain chain, which included Idaho in its territory, was even founded until several years after the Buhl house was closed.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2008 at 11:22 am

This is an August 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 1, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1976

Ramona Theater ** (added 1976 – Building – #76000682)
113 Broadway, Buhl
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Morse,Burton
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater