History

Welcome to The PIX Theatre in Historic Downtown Nampa, Idaho!

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.

The Pix Foundation, Inc. is working very hard to get the doors back open to the public. Renovation to the theatre began in 2002, but, sadly, was interrupted when the roof caved in from a bad storm, destroying everything in the interior. It was a huge job to remove the rubble and install a new roof, but that has been accomplished along with steel columns to support a new balcony and mezzanine.

More demolition was required which involved removing some of the concrete floor in the entrance and concrete walls in the basement to remove obsolete equipment. That has been completed in the last year. Phase I and Phase II are completed and we are ready to move on to Phase III. We are ready to rebuild!