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‘Really special places:’ Boise Classic Movies will play at new venues

After a long wait, Boise Classic Movies is coming back but to a different venue.

For years, BCM showed movies picked by the community at the Egyptian Theater. Wyatt Werner of BCM said they are still working on finding a new home.

“Job one at BCM is celebrating movies together,” the BCM website said. “While we’re not at the Egyptian anymore, we’re not done celebrating movies with you. Like you, we’ve spent the last 18 months watching movies at home, dreaming of the day when we can get together again. We’re getting close to that time, and we’re really excited to see you again!”

BCM also notes that COVID-19 safety is a factor for reopening and said it will have “proper spacing, masking, and ventilation ready to go.”

[Meridian again says no to Oasis nightclub along Eagle Rd.]

BCM emphasized that this revamped effort will be a different experience for movie-goers but says the community will still be able to enjoy their favorite flicks at ‘really special places.’

“I want to watch movies in a farm field sitting on a hay bail as fall sets in,” the website said. “I want to watch movies outside around a fire in December where my toes go numb just as the end credits roll. I want to eat a killer meal and sip a cocktail while re-watching my favorite Hitchcock flick. I want to watch Brazil with a bunch of nerds and snobs (like me) at some arthouse spot. I want to watch the Dude abide at a bowling alley.”

As future venue plans come together, you can still submit movie suggestions here.

The Egyptian

As BoiseDev reported here, The Egyptian recently underwent renovations. And though it will no longer host BCM, it will now have Egyptian Classic Movies.

“They have made some great improvements to the building, and they’re going to have some really good programs,” the BCM website said. “The Egyptian is Boise’s historic theatrical gem, and we all have to take care of it.”

[You asked: Why is the Egyptian Theater boarded up?]

Egyptian Classic Movies will play Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story this Friday at 7 p.m.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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