The Flicks

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646 West Fulton Street, Boise, ID, USA


About Us


The Flicks has four movie screens with 192, 96, 55 and 45 seats, lobby café with a fireplace, an upstairs meeting room, a garden patio with a fountain and café seating, and a video/DVD rental shop which features the same kind of movies that we choose to show in our theatres.

In our auditoriums, we feature independent, foreign and art films, plus the best of the Hollywood movies. The Flicks has served espresso beverages longer than any business in Idaho. We have featured signature salads, sizzling burgers, the best soups in town and delectable desserts as well as domestic, imported and micro brews and a selection of fine wines since we first opened our doors.


The Flicks was opened September 21, 1984 by Carole and Rick Skinner, at that time we had one screen, the café and patio. The second screen was added in 1988, the third and fourth were added in 1997. The Video Shop was added in 1989. Our business and recognition in the Boise community has risen continually over the last twenty-nine years. We weathered the onslaught of two additional Cineplex Odeon multiplexes added in 1988 (that have since closed), Reel Cinema multiplexes, a Regal/Edwards 21-plex in 1997 and a Regal/Edwards 9-plex in 2005. In 2006 our right to continue to allow beer and wine in our theatres as well as the patio and dining room was upheld by the State Legislature, to the relief of our customers who appreciate the relaxing, grown-up atmosphere.


The Flicks is an integral part of Boise’s cultural and arts scene, with long term residents making a Flicks visit part of their weekly routine; many newcomers citing our business as one of the key elements in making Boise a livable city. The Flicks has been voted Best Movie Theatre in Boise numerous times. The Flicks has been recognized with The Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1997, The Elm Award from the gay community as the most supportive, non-gay business in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 2001. President Carole Skinner received United Vision for Idaho’s Most Progressive Businessperson of the Year Award in 2002, and was honored in 2009 with the Teevee Award from Idaho’s Public Access Television Station. In 2014 she received a TWIN Award from the WCA.


The charming atmosphere,  including fresh flowers in the restrooms,  framed movie posters in the dining room, hanging geraniums and gurgling fountain on the patio and friendly service, where the employees remember if you like your latte with 1% or your Guinness at room temperature make for a memorable entertainment experience. In addition to welcoming a diverse and discerning clientele, community events are also a part of our mission.


In March of 2014, The Flicks had solar panels installed on its roof.

You can see how much energy we are generating by clicking HERE.


Located in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho since 1984, The Flicks Theatre features independent, foreign and art films, including the best Hollywood movies, shown on four movie screens.  Show times are subject to change, call 342-4222 for updated information. Our movies start on time, only 6 minutes of trailers you won’t want to miss!  Assisted Listening Devices are available for every movie, ask at our Box Office if you need them. Movies with CC (closed captions) and AD (audio descriptions) will be noted under each title on our website. Ask at the Box Office for Eyewear or a Headset.

Movie tickets are available at The Flicks box office and tickets sold are for the day of the show only, except for special events.

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The Flicks

646 W Fulton St
Boise, Idaho 83702


Monday through Thursday:

4:00 to 9:30pm

Friday through Sunday:

Noon to 9:30pm  

Ticket Pricing

Bargain Matinees (before 6pm) $7.50
General Admission $9.50
Students (with ID) $7.50
Senior Citizens (65+) $7.50
Children $7.50
Active Military (with ID) $7.50
Flicks Punch Card (10 movies) $70.00
Annual Pass (for one person) $295.00
Gift Certificates any amount

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