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Find Your Perfect Date Night at The Boise Spectrum

Last updated September 01, 2022 by Totally Boise

Boise’s original entertainment destination, The Boise Spectrum, is the perfect date-night spot. This summer, their Thursday Thunder music series had you flocking to The Spectrum; now, take the fun inside with your date, where you have an array of date night options.

Both of you cinephiles? Take in a movie at the Edwards 21 Cinema. Or maybe you’re two foodies looking to sample numerous cuisines and flirt while taking bites off each other’s plates, in which case The Boise Spectrum is your destination.

For those couples who are bringing the kids along on their date night, do classic dinner and a movie, eating at one of The Spectrum’s restaurants: Legends, The Creperie, NY Giant Pizza, or CHOW Public Market & Eatery.

The Spectrum has something for everyone, just 15 minutes from anywhere in the Treasure Valley. And best of all? Free and easy parking!

Blockbuster Movies at The Boise Spectrum

Movies and date night go together like Oreos and a tall glass of milk. But no need to pile the whole family, elbows and all, on the couch. Let the kids take the couch tonight and get out for a much-needed night out with your partner at the Boise Spectrum!

Edwards isn’t just a basic movie theater. This movie theater complex has a variety of viewing options, each guaranteed to take movie-watching to the next level. The Boise Spectrum also has a separate IMAX movie theater, giving you next-level audio-visual quality and sharp, life-like visuals.

Two friends smiling at the camera at Boise Spectrum
Two workers behind the counter at N.Y. Giant Pizza at Boise Spectrum

Get Into Character Via 4DX

The blue pill? Or the red pill? Countless couples have likely argued (or flirted) over the Matrix ultimatum and its larger ramifications within a digital world. Once you have experienced a movie in one of Edwards 21 Cinema’s 4DX theaters at The Spectrum, you will be questioning your reality harder than an episode of Black Mirror.

This state-of-the-art technology gives moviegoers an immersive experience with the film they’re watching, triggering motion sensors in the seats. Rumblings mimicked onscreen and nearby effects like rain and blasts of wind will make you feel like you’re actually in the movie. This will certainly be a date night to remember–just don’t go see Twister.

Screen X

If IMAX and 4DX don’t suit your fancy, Edwards 21 also shows movies on Screen X, a viewing experience with 270-degree panoramic screens that wrap around to make you feel like you’re at the center of the action.

Check movie times here, Boise Movies

A couple sitting at the water fountain at Boise Spectrum
A performer singing on state at Boise Spectrum

The Perfect Date Night Restaurant at The Boise Spectrum for Any Vibe

In addition to shops and movies, The Boise Spectrum has several great restaurants to take your dinner date to.

Head to Legends Sports Pub and Grill, which features classic pub fare on its menu, like burgers and sandwiches, pizzas, and mouthwatering apps like nachos, as well as more upscale entrees. There are a number of large-screen TVs throughout for you to catch the game. Before you head to this season's latest rom-com, feed the flames of your own romance over a glass of wine with the backdrop of falls splendor in full view from the large windows at Legends.

Bringing the kids (and maybe their friends) out for the night? The family can enjoy giant pizzas, slices, subs, and calzones from NY Giant Pizza. No joke, these slices are a sight to be seen! Keep it casual and wallet-friendly for the whole fam and your honorary extras. Your tastebuds will feel transported to the energetic and iconic boroughs of New York City immediately.

The Creperie has been serving up sweet and savory European-style crepes since 2010. Their French-inspired cafe is adorned with walls full of locally made art and a menu with more than just sweet treats. The Creperie makes the perfect crepe for lunch, dinner, and dessert crepes using the freshest ingredients and no artificial flavors. Sweet or savory, their delectable menu will take you and your love on a tastebud journey!

Lastly, CHOW Public Market and Eatery features even more restaurants, dessert spots, paint-n-sip events, and rotating retail vendors. Pop in anytime to order some unbelievably delicious food from Louisiana Soul Bayou, Tamales Nelly, Sweetz Dipped Treats, or catch one of their featured restaurants making its debut! CHOW has become a phenomenal place to discover Boise’s latest and greatest.

Treasure Valley Entertainment Destination - The Boise Spectrum

For over 20 years, the Boise Spectrum has been the Treasure Valley’s complete entertainment destination with live events, a variety of restaurants, and an impressive movie theater with this season's hottest releases. Stay in the know of what’s happening at the Boise Spectrum on these channels. Website Instagram Facebook




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