Roxy Theatre

114 S. Main Street,
Cascade, ID 83611

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Architects: Hugo H. Clausen

Functions: Live Performances, Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 208.382.5560
Manager: 208.382.5560

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Roxy Theatre

The Roxy Theatre in Cascade, Idaho was, and still is, the most beautiful building in Cascade, Idaho. Although, the winters have been hard on the outside of the building including the marquee, The inside is is still as grand as the day it first opened. Most of the interior is original from its opening day Friday July 14, 1939 (just ask the manager to point the original details).

The Roxy Theatre was designed by architect Hugo Claussen of Salt Lake City, to be a wonderful blend of old Hollywood glamour and small town charm. It was the most technologically advanced theatre built in Idaho at the time, at the amazing price of $25,000. With state-of-the-art projectors and a sound system to match, the Roxy Theatre was the ultimate movie experience. Don’t let the age of the building fool you! The Roxy Theatre is continually updating the projection equipment to ensure that every film is viewed at the highest quality.

In February 2013, the Roxy Theatre was saved by the locals from closure. It will be renovated, including replacement of old seats etc.

Contributed by Tony Hartshorn

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

tonyhartshorn on April 13, 2006 at 8:14 pm

The Cascade Theatre was located in a completely different location and closed when The Roxy opened. It roughly stood where the library now stands. The Roxy opened with its name in 1939.

Kyvrin on July 26, 2006 at 2:42 pm

Here is another picture, taken July 22, 2006.
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tonyhartshorn on October 18, 2007 at 1:45 am

Here is an amazing pic of the repaired marquee just after sunset.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Though the Internet does have some instances of the spelling Claussen, I believe the correct spelling of the architect’s surname is Clausen. He was primarily a decorator. His Salt Lake City firm, Hugo Clausen & Company, did the decorations for the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho, and Clausen painted the murals in the Central Theatre at Ely, Nevada. He is credited by an NRHP registration form as the architect of the Schubert Theatre (now the Gooding Cinema) at Gooding, Idaho.

CharmyLeaVell on January 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Yes, Mr. Clausen did design the historic Schubert Theatre aka Gooding Cinema in Gooding. There are 6 murals total in the auditorium 3 large canvases on the North wall and 3 canvases on the South wall. They can be seen on our Facebook page: Also we are blessed with having a hand painted backdrop of Shoshone Falls signed by Ernest Miller in 1920 that is stunning. It has water damage from the leaking roof but at some point we will also be restoring this historical canvas as well as two of the canvases by Hugo Clausen near the balcony that has been torn. The architects we are working with is the firm of Meyers Anderson Architects, Pocatello ID.

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