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Historic Nampa theater moves closer to reopening

6 On Your Side reports the Pix Theater continues to inch closer to reopening.

Debbie Lasher-Hardy bought The Pix in 2016 according to the Idaho Press after a long non-profit effort to get the project back up and running lost steam. The theater closed in 1999 after a 53-year run.

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Proposed rendering of The Pix. Via Pix Anew

KIVI reports crews are working to paint the exterior of the building. Hardy told the station she’s worked to get the interior cleared out and ready for a new buildout. She envisions dinner theater, music and other events. Hardy hopes to open the building in the next few years – but it is dependent on funding.

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The theater sits in a portion of downtown Nampa that is seeing a new life. Businesses like Pre Funk, Flying M Coffee Garage, Mesa Tacos and Boise Fry Co. are leading a revival.

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