Carmike Cinema 7

4031 Pole Line Road,
Chubbuck, ID 83202

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Architects: Cedric Allen, Tom Myers

Previous Names: Starlight 1 & 2 Cinemas, Starlite 7

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Built on the site of the Starlight Drive-In. The Starlight 1 & 2 Cinemas pened as a twin screen on March 15, 1972 with Twiggy in “The Boyfriend” and James Coburn in “The Honkers”. It was operated by Excellence Theatres. Taken over in 1998 by Carmike Cinemas and expanded to a seven screen. It operated a discount house since the opening of the Pineridge 10 in 2005. It was closed August 8, 2014 and has been demolished.

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Keebsully on April 28, 2010 at 8:40 am

This theater is up and running..I know this because I work there! =)

Sky720 on August 23, 2012 at 1:49 am

I have some sad news regarding the Starlite / Carmike Cinemas 7. It appears that Carmike Cinemas is reluctant to convert this theatre over to digital projection when the changeover occurs in 2013. As a result, the building is once again for sale (though continuing operations), and is ONLY being offered to those who would not utilize the property for movie showings.

According to a supervisor I spoke with, the theatre narrowly avoided closure last month, as it was slated to shut down and be demolished to make way for an Olive Garden. Olive Garden pulled out at the last minute, but Carmike continues to shop the building to potential buyers.

This is the time where the assistance of this community of cinema lovers is most needed. This theatre’s future is very uncertain, with the most likely outcome being a shutdown by mid-2013. If we wish to have this building saved, Carmike Cinemas needs to be convinced to invest in digital projection for this theatre, or a new buyer who will not raze the theatre needs to be found. Perhaps a community effort or a write-in campaign to save the theatre would help. Here is a link to Carmike Cinemas' contact information:

Any suggestions or effort that can be made to save this cinema is certainly welcome. I will try to do my part locally to raise awareness of this theatre’s precarious position, and try to inform the community of why it is worth saving.

Sky720 on August 11, 2014 at 2:18 am

I am sad to report that as of August 8, 2014, the Carmike 7 has closed and interior demolition has begun.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 22, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Google street views from 2016 indicate this theatre was demolished.

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