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“Popcorn,wine, and popcorn? Yes!”

Flicks Theater & Rick's Cafe Americain
Ranked #131 of 821 Restaurants in Boise
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: American
Description: The Movies- The Flicks has four movie theaters with the latest digital sound and picture. We show the best of new Independent, Art, Foreign films in a friendly and comfortable setting. We also have a DVD/Video Rental Shop. The Cafe- Rick’s Café Americain at The Flicks-The name comes from “Casablanca.” It has always been our mission to provide access to wholesome, simple and affordable food for our customers. We make everything right here in our kitchen-from soups to hummus or baked brie, signature salads, burgers & sandwiches, lasagna and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Add beer, wine and espresso and you have a lovely evening by the fire or on the patio at a price that means it doesn’t have to be your birthday to partake!
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Description: The Movies- The Flicks has four movie theaters with the latest digital sound and picture. We show the best of new Independent, Art, Foreign films in a friendly and comfortable setting. We also have a DVD/Video Rental Shop. The Cafe- Rick’s Café Americain at The Flicks-The name comes from “Casablanca.” It has always been our mission to provide access to wholesome, simple and affordable food for our customers. We make everything right here in our kitchen-from soups to hummus or baked brie, signature salads, burgers & sandwiches, lasagna and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Add beer, wine and espresso and you have a lovely evening by the fire or on the patio at a price that means it doesn’t have to be your birthday to partake!
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Greeksalad great, so was chicken Caesar,but there were many more great choices. We didn't have much time,but could have eaten in our seats. Small but great idea. We loved it all.

Thank Brooke D
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Though not what you would call a true rest, the food is very good and how do you beat a meal and wine and a great movie. They have recently upgraded to digital and the picture quality is much better.

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Thank Roy H
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Located downtown, I love coming here! Small theatre that shows independent, foreign and anything not main stream. I went to see Rust & Bone tonight. Discount for students :) you can rent movies from the flicks too! I love the cafe inside! Wine, beer, coffee, tea, food and more! Bring your beer into your movie, what's better than that?! The flicks is great and I hope it stays around along time!

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Thank Stephlovesdrake
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Flicks, despite having a modest number of screens (4), works extremely hard to bring little-seen and hard-to-find first run films to the Treasure Valley. Owner Carole Skinner is constantly scouring festivals such as Sundance to find entertaining, enlightening and moving stories. There are always the more popular art films playing, as well as some unusual selections that'll help expand the scope one's film appreciation.

In addition to studio films, The Flicks is constantly working with regional organizations (Idaho Human Rights Center, Soroptimist International of Boise) to bring awareness to local films, filmmakers and causes. It's not unusual for one of the theaters to be booked to screen a documentary premiere or even a lecture. For many years the Flicks has also hosted one weekend of the i48 film festival, and several other festivals each year as well. They also host meetings for local non-profit groups such as The Triangle Connection and Humanists of Idaho.

The cafe is also just wonderful, with tasty foods available such as baked brie and hot panini sandwiches, as well as a selection of beers and wines. They've plenty of classic theater food as well, with special touches such as brewer's yeast on the popcorn and Italian sodas.

Lastly, the Flicks is one of the last places in Boise to rent films. They've a large selection of older cult films, classic flicks and recent releases. And their website updates what's in and what's been out every ten minutes, so you don't have to guess what's available (thank you, Flicks webmaster!).

A Treasure Valley institution, The Flicks works hard to be a center of community learning, growth and - as a theater should be - imaginative escapism.

Thank Jem W
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Flicks Theater and Cafe offers great food, wine, beer, patio dining,fabulous foreign movies, current hits, and mind-stretching movies. Take your food & drinks into the theater and enjoy a unique afternoon or evening with Boise residents. Carol Skinner is the Mistress of movie magic!

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2  Thank SophiaBoise_Idaho
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