Sometimes, it can be too hot or too cold to go exploring. In those instances, I typically opt to meander around museums. But sometimes, the brain needs to take a break.
When in Boise, a great place and time to do that is at Edwards Boise Stadium 21 on Tuesdays when all flicks cost $5.50 – even recent releases.
Coming from Los Angeles where movie tickets cost between $11 to $15, this is an insanely good deal. It sounds a bit unbelievable, but there is no catch. Of course, concessions are pricey as always, and they’ll check your backpack if you bring one in.
When purchasing tickets at Edwards, I recommend opting for the self-service kiosks whenever there is a line at the ticket window. They are located to the right of the window.
Depending on your budget, you might choose to purchase concessions anyway because of the ridiculously low price ticket. But you can also opt to eat out somewhere else beforehand or after the movie. What’s great about this theater is that there is a good selection of eateries right across the street – less than a 1 minute walk outside – including NY Giant Pizza; Murph’s Corner Brew, which serves beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages (like smoothies, coffees, and teas), and food (including sandwiches and pastries); The Creperie; and more. I was able to visit NY Giant Pizza and Murph’s Corner Brew, and was pleased with the prices of the menu items: most – if not everything – was less than $10.
Apart from those, there’s an IMAX theater on site as well. The area where the cinema is located is at the Boise Spectrum Center, and you can find out more about it here if you’re interested. There are a couple of other businesses in the area that are easily walkable from the theater.
Although it’s nice to go on adventures, it’s also nice to take a break every once in awhile, and I’d recommend this place if you don’t mind watching a movie or two. (Or three or more.)
There are multiple Edwards Cinemas in Boise, but the one to go to is at:
7701 W Overland Road
Boise, ID 83709