Speaking on Business: The Flicks

Featuring films you can't find showing anywhere else in the Treasure Valley, The Flicks has a loyal and dedicated customer base.

Chris Redgrave Oct 1, 2016

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Owner Carole Skinner likes to say The Flicks, an independent theater in Boise, was before its time, and it took a few years for the concept to catch on. Today, 32 years later, The Flicks has a loyal and dedicated customer base. The majority of the time you can’t find these movies showing anywhere else in the Treasure Valley.

The Flicks has four movie theaters, a café and a DVD rental shop. The offerings here are independent, foreign, art and Best of Hollywood films. Carole tries to choose movies she really wants to see and also looks at films that might draw more customers. They’re serving a strong niche but are always looking for ways to expand their customer base.

All food in the café is made from scratch with the idea for The Flicks to provide a quality and affordable meal. The vegetable lasagna is their top-selling entrée with hummus and pita bread as another favorite. One customer calls every day to find out what the soup is and others love the top-selling chocolate chip cookie. 

A native of Seattle, Carole has always loved independent theater. After moving to Boise, she struggled to find places to see movies she loved, so she connected with a group and discovered enough of a market and founded The Flicks. 

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

The Flicks
646 Fulton St.
Boise, ID 83702

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