Showboat Cinema 5

5725 Pioneer Drive,
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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Previously operated by: Act III Theatres, Luxury Theatres, Regal Cinemas

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Showboat Cinema 5

Opened in late-1978 as an independently operated triple screen theatre. It was taken over by Luxury Theatres in the mid-1980’s and two more screens were added. It was later operated by Act III Theatres as a first run venue. Regal took over operations in 2000 and operated the theatre until 2005. It was closed when Regal opened its new Riverstone Stadium 14.

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sunflower62 on November 21, 2014 at 1:33 am

I managed this theater for 8 months from Nov 1987 to June ‘88, so it definitely opened before 1993. It was a very nice theater and was programmed primarily with “family friendly” films, while the R-rated product usually went to the Coeur d'Alene Cinemas. The Christmas I was there we played “Three Men and a Baby’ in the large auditorium, which sold out several times, even tho the population of Coeur d'Alene at the time was only around 25,000. It was originally a 3-screen independent, each with about 200 seats, built by the gentleman who owned the roller skating rink to the left and just behind the theater in the above picture. The two additional screens of 350 and 225 seats were added on the north end at some point to match Luxury Theaters Coeur d'Alene Cinemas a few miles away. When I managed it, Luxury Theaters had already bought the theater. They ran it for a few years, then it became part of the Act III chain when they bought Luxury. I was in Spokane at that point and had left by the time Regal took over Act III. It appears Regal operated it until they opened their new 14-plex, at which point the Showboat and Coeur d'Alene 5-plexes were both closed.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 2, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Ads for the Showboat III started appearing in the Spokesman Review in late 1978.

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