7 Vintage Images of Nampa’s Historic Pix Theatre

The Pix Theatre first opened its doors on September 11, 1946 in downtown Nampa. At the time it was built, it was the newest and biggest theatre in Idaho. Theatre walls were covered with heavy blue-figured damask tapestry and the 688 seats were spring-cushioned. Two usherettes manned each aisle with flashlights because once the show started, the movie, short features, newsreels and cartoons played continuously from 1:30 p.m. to midnight. Click on any image below to see full-screen...

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JOIN THE PIX 650 CLUB

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The 650 club is still open to new members. Originally created to pay off the debt from reconstructing the roof, after it caved in 2003, it is now funding the architectural plans and remodeling, since the bank forgave the loan as a gift to the Pix Theatre renovation project. Fundraising efforts continue for The PIX Theatre located in downtown Nampa. Meanwhile, the Pix Theatre Foundation is seeking new leadership to carry forward the project. The Pix Theatre Foundation, which is comprised solely of volunteers, has been hard at work hosting various fundraisers to reach their goal of reopening the theater as a multi-use arts venue. One fundraiser in particular which is also their Capital Campaign is the 650 club. The goal of the 650 Club is to ask 650 people to donate only $100 which will go towards paying off the mortgage that is still carried on the theater. As of February the club has 85 members. “We still have normal bills such as power and taxes that we pay on the theater. We rely on donations to help...

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Make A Donation

Make A Donation

Make a direct donation, support us by purchasing tickets to our 2013 Gala, or become a member of the 650 Club!

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Fix The Pix

Fix The Pix

Upon completion of the renovation, the theatre will provide a venue for local community theatrical groups and student films, both college and high school levels, and host an annual student film competition. The PIX Theatre will show children’s, independent, and classic films, and be available for film festivals.

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See For Yourself

See For Yourself

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