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Boise's Most Unique Double Bill, Behind Bars

From Watergate to Jake and Elwood's mission from God.



What do All The President's Men, The Blues Brothers and prison have in common? Plenty, when you consider the real-life Watergate conspirators and fictional brothers Jake and Elwood Blues spent time behind bars. So it's not much of a stretch for the historic Idaho Penitentiary (2445 Old Penitentiary Road) to host screenings of 1976 Oscar-winner All the President's Men, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, and the 1978 musical comedy The Blues Brothers, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd on back-to-back nights, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.

The Friday evening event should take a more serious tone as All The President's Men will be accompanied by a discussion of Idaho's connection to the Watergate scandal. The Saturday night screening of The Blues Brothers should be a bit more festive, with food and drinks offered by Joe's Traveling Bar.

Films begin at 9 p.m. both nights.

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