The Egyptian Theatre

700 West Main Street
208-387-1273

History:

The Egyptian Theatre is surrounded by urban legends and history that makes this building a tour of Boise history and a cornerstone of the society scene.

In the early 1920's Leo Falk was worried about getting customers downtown to his upscale department store, Falk's ID. The neighborhood was surrounded by rowdy bars and brothels and the upscale customers he wanted were afraid or ashamed to come downtown to shop at his store. Mr. Falk decided to build a theatre near his store to try to "upscale" the neighborhood and thus allowing (hopefully) the customers he wanted to come downtown to shop.



Reviews

J Lux

Rating:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
They have an interesting copy of an old local newspaper from the past (bootleggers!). Good write-up of historical significance. Enjoyed learning about the decorations. Nice ambience. Our most recent visit was for a chamber music presentation of "A Soldier's Tale" by the Boise Phil/BSU members. Everyone should go check out The Egyptian Theater!

Commuter Services

Rating:
Monday, June 11, 2018
This is an older venue that needs an upgrade to their audio video system. It is very unique in appearance. Easy to get to and ample parking near by gives its location an outstanding access.

Patrick Cusick

Rating:
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Boise's oldest and most beautiful theater. We're lucky it's still a part of our city. It's our Fillmore, our Roxy.

Marina V

Rating:
Friday, March 30, 2018
What a beautiful theatre! Absolutely amazing. It was an honor to perform there and a joy to watch Beth Hart perform there as well.

Greg Dennler

Rating:
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
The Egyptian is a fun place to see shows, movies (visit Boise Classic Movies), and other acts. I've been here several times. Since it's in the heart of downtown, it's easy to get a good bite to eat and a drink before your show/event. Inside the venue is nice, too. It's a large venue decorated like the Egyptian Time Period. There isn't a seat in the house that I could consider "bad". The only thing about the Theatre is how small the lobby is. When ordering a drink, it's impossible to get through the crowd and many people often come into the show late-- but what do you do? Get there early, get your drink/snack, and enjoy sitting in your seat taking a load off!

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