Egyptian Theatre, Boise

Movie theater in Boise, Idaho, United States

Ada Theater
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View of the south and east elevations
in the early 1970s
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Location700 West Main Street
Boise, Idaho
Coordinates43°36′53.99″N 116°12′5.02″W / 43.6149972°N 116.2013944°W / 43.6149972; -116.2013944Coordinates: 43°36′53.99″N 116°12′5.02″W / 43.6149972°N 116.2013944°W / 43.6149972; -116.2013944
Built1927; 94 years ago (1927)
ArchitectFrederick C. Hummel of Tourtellotte & Hummel
NRHP reference No.74000724[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 21, 1974

The Egyptian Theatre is a theatre and concert venue in the western United States, located in Boise, Idaho. It has also been known as the Ada Theater (Boise is the seat of Ada County). Inaugurated 94 years ago in 1927, it is the oldest theatre in the city. When it opened, the local press wrote that it "embodies the characteristic features of the land of the Nile, from the truncated pyramids which form the great pylons, to the lotus bud pillars with their ornate frescoes."[2] The great lotus pillars flanking the screen are based on those of Karnak. The theatre has been renovated by Conrad Schmitt Studios.[3]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 15, 2006.
  2. ^ Poppeliers, John C.; Chambers Jr., S. Allen (6 October 2003). What Style Is It: A Guide to American Architecture. John Wiley & Sons. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-471-25036-4.
  3. ^ Old House Interiors. Home Buyer Publications. 2001. p. 57. ISSN 1079-3941.

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