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Address: 700 West Main St, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208 342 1441
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Simply a glorious old Movie Palace

Visiting Boise, I saw a presentation (I'll Push you) at the Egyptian Theater and what a spectacular building. The exterior detail was exquisite, very art deco, well maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Visiting Boise, I saw a presentation (I'll Push you) at the Egyptian Theater and what a spectacular building. The exterior detail was exquisite, very art deco, well maintained and eye-catching. The interior was immaculate and luxurious, red velvet everywhere, chairs so soft you wanted to sleep in them and the stage is set so there is no bad seat in... More 

1 Thank JRinLasVegas
Clearwater, Florida
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A beautiful theater. It is great to see that it has been restores/maintained. The architecture is so different from any other theater I've ever seen. Seat are comfortable. A great place to attend a performance.

Thank Gena C
Albany, New York
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We attended a screening of a documentary film, "Bravo." The theatre had a nice lobby with refreshments. The seats in the balcony were comfortable with sufficient rise to allow full view of the screen from the center aisle and one off center. The decorations are very interesting. It is quite unique.

Thank TravelWeyes
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sat in the orchestra seating area, which offers comfortable seats, but they are all on the same level. We had no trouble seeing the stage and the performer. Each seat has a built-in drink/cup holder, which I began to be an annoyance toward the end of the evening because my forearm rested on it partially. The sound and lighting for... More 

Thank Ward D
Provo, Utah
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Egyptian Theater offers live theater in a gorgeous setting. The house is small enough to surround you with and intimate theater experience. Choices vary so keep an eye out of offerings.

Thank twoonthego70
Meridian, Idaho
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I can imagine the Egyptian being the coolest place in town in its heyday. It's unquestionably the oddest theatre that you'd expect to find in Boise, ID, but definitely the coolest. Is it the nicest one? No. But its decor is a throwback to when going to the movies was cool and something to get dolled up for. Movies are... More 

Thank NAUgrad2005
Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Another fun evening enjoying a Boise downtown classic experience. Whether it's for a film festival or classic movie night, the Egyptian delivers. For some reason the crowd's always great!

Thank curtisbrandt
San Luis Obispo, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We has a chance to go to a special screening and wine event when we where in Boise recently. Beautiful theater! We had a great time.

Thank SLOtownStacy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The sphinxes of gold at curtain-side set a unique stage where operas, lectures, movies and other performances all can assume a comfortable ambience. This perfectly renovated 1930s space moves into the Twenty-first Century with historical significance as well as beauty to match any stage in the world, yet one feels as if she/he is near and involved with whatever is... More 

Thank carolmK577FR
Spokane, Washington
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602 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

it was nice seeing the Egyptian Theater as it was very cool looking. I can't wait to see a movie here.

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