280 N. Broadway Street,
280 N. Broadway Street,Blackfoot, ID 83221
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It was a dancing school in 2004. Does anyone have information on the current occupant?
The building is not empty, it is Paunies Dancing school and has been for many years. Many of the people in Blackfoot know it was once a movie theater, but not when it was, or what it was called. The outside is not covered with dark bricks, but with lava rock.
It is amazing how many theatres are named ROXY in imitation of the once famous name of the New York City panjandrum of the movie palace: Samual Lionel Rothapfel = “Roxy”. His namesake was the famous ROXY THEATRE in NYC, which outlasted him by only 25 years when it was demolished in 1960. The whole story is in that landmark book “The Best Remaining Seats: The Story of the Golden Age of the Movie Palace” by the late Ben M. Hall in 1961. Various editions of it are sometimes available from www.Amazon.com, but only the first edition contains the color plates.