Prior to showing 'A River Runs Through It' in 1992, The Flicks in downtown Boise wasn't making much of a profit.
Thanks to a chance meeting at the Morrison Center between The Flicks owner Carole Skinner and Robert Redford, the film's director, the theater was able to obtain permission from Columbia Pictures to show the film. The weekend premiere of the movie attracted a record-breaking audience and jump-started a loyal following The Flicks would carry on for years to come.
Weekend Edition host George Prentice sat down with Carole Skinner to hear her tell the story of the link between her theater and the box office success, 'A River Runs Through It.' Listen to their interview below.
There will be a 25th anniversary screening of 'A River Runs Through It,' this coming Thursday, April 20 at The Flicks.
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