Nuart Theater

516 S. Main Street,
Moscow, ID 83843

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas

Functions: Café, Live Performances, Movies, Retail

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Milburn Kenworthy built the Nuart Theater in 1935, three doors away from his 1926 Kenworthy Theatre. The restored Kenworthy Theatre now serves as Moscow’s performing arts center and the Nuart Theater, which was operated by Carmike Cinemas for many years, was closed in March of 1999 for first-run movies but remains in excellent condition.

The Nuart Theater was purchased by Community Christian Ministries in January of 2004, and they have renovated the original 500-seat theatre to include the Redhawk Crossing Bookstore, wireless internet ports, an espresso bar and couches to read books on spirituality. A small stage has been built in the lobby for their open-mic nights and on Fridays the Nuart Theatre returns to its roots with free movies.

The Nuart Theater, along with its neighbor, the Kenworthy Theatre, was put on the National Register of Historic Places in November of 2001.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kencmcintyre on October 14, 2006 at 7:44 am

There is a 1936 photo of the Nuart on this page:

kencmcintyre on July 9, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Here is a larger version of the 1952 photo:

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

From 1952 a photo postcard view of Main Street along with Nuart and Kenworthy Theaters in Moscow.

vandal22 on June 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm

I miss the old Nuart theater. I suppose it’s nice that it was renovated but nothing happens there anymore. It has turned into a lifeless, boring place. Just a shell of its former self. It’s very sad and depressing. You think you’ve made it better but it’s worse. I guess it’s only now used for private parties and church gatherings when the students are here. To say the least I’m very disappointed what it’s turned into. I used to look forward to the Friday movies now it’s just nothingness.

Trolleyguy on July 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm


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