Edwards would probably be the friendly greeter and ticket taker. He never ostracized anyone for serving the customer and encouraged asking when in doubt. For those not in the know, back in the day, the Dodgers were considered one of the best family businesses, and businesses in general, to work for in America. Edwards was self-made and had several businesses prior to theaters, including Edwards Auto Parts which he started from scratch and sold within a year or two for profit. For years he kept one of his fully restored antique autos on display in the lobby.
Those times and qualities are rare and cherished. For the best deals to this cinema we recommend you see the offers Schedule and Show Times All upcoming films and screenings for the next 2 weeks will be shown here courtesy of Movie-Theater. Tickets for Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9 Move Theater All tickets purchased through Movie-Theater. At the time Boise was beginning to grow and people were moving to the area from other states, California included. Where is Edwards Boise Downtown Stadium 9 Move Theater. Rather, something on par of a sporting or concert event.
If one were to go to a matinee there Mr. But Boiseans overwhemingly welcomed this new theater to the valley. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. And, thus, was the line all employees towed and the basis of their future at Edwards Cinemas and perhaps their future actions in life. James Edwards often traveled through Boise on his way to Sun Valley and being a veteran theater operator for 65 years he could see that the Boise market was underserved. He said that he was born in 1906 and opened his first theater in Monterey Park, California on October 9, 1930 when he was nearly 24 years of age.
They just had too many smaller theaters with long leases that began to underperform. He was respected and the studios always took his calls. He was never too good for any job; even sweeping! Unfortunately Edwards passed on in 1997 before he could see his new Idaho dream come true. Trivia: Yes, Edwards was the pioneer of the multiplex; The Big Newport had the largest indoor screen West of the Mississippi, for a long time: 40 x 80 feet; Slogan: Edwards Cinemas, where the best pictures play; And the Monterey was Edwards first purchase, because he was turned down for a job at age 16 by the, then, owner who ended up working for Edwards in 1930 at the close of the sale! Many of us working here in So. Even Fresno, I never visited those! He was a multi-faceted man of talent. .
He fielded many calls to sell out to national chains but more often he was the one to buy out their locations. But provided the customers convenience, kept their business at the venue and gave them more options, personalization and awareness to their tastes and needs. Also, leasing the auditoriums out for business, social and educational events during the day, provided stronger bonds within the community and awareness outside the area for future marketing events. This was best displayed at his service when all the studio chiefs attended the memorial; Something never done before and not since. By 1963 he had 10 San Gabriel Valley theaters listed in the Los Angeles Times. Since then Regal Cinemas, the buyer of Edwards Cinemas after their bankruptcy, have opened in downtown Boise, two complexes in Nampa and one near Idaho Falls in Ammon.
They truly strove to make sure customers left feeling with a memorable experience; not just hopping in the car to a show and then ho-hum. Thanks for a great article on a man with an imagination only limited by the size of his heart. During this second act in his career Edwards became a well known figure in Orange County and Southern California. Often working at Edwards Cinemas was compared to working with the L. His creativity was passed to his children: son Jim and daughter Joan began experimenting with new foods and beverages in addition to traditional concession.
People like myself, and there are many who engaged Mr. He believed in his employees, their inititive and encouraged participation so he could reward them with promotion as early as possible fostering more employee pride and vested interest in the business. And the Edwards also bent over backwards to make their employees feel just as important and welcomed- regardless of the employees' positions; everyone was equal, top to bottom. Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. . . .
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