The Idaho Falls Arts Council is looking for people who remember the historic Colonial Theater as the Paramount Theater.

This next two years the Idaho Falls Arts Council is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Colonial Theater. As part of that celebration the council is putting a book together with memories of the theater throughout the years.

“Right now, what we are doing is collecting contact information from people who have unique memories of the building,” said Amy Carr, marketing manager for the Idaho Falls Arts Council.

The building was originally built to show vaudeville shows back in 1919 and then in the late 1920s to the early 1990s it was a movie theater called the Paramount. In the late 1990s it went back to being called the Colonial Theater that showed plays again.

“We know we probably won’t get people who remember it from its first opening year,” Carr said.

Around New Year they are planning to contact those people and conduct roundtable interviews to get the memories of people and help them remember even more.

It doesn’t matter if you worked at the theater or just remember passing by it on your way to work, they want to hear from you. To share your memories contact Amy Carr at or give her a call at 208-522-0471.