Virginia Theatre

186 S. State Street,
Shelley, ID 83274

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The Virginia Theatre opened in the late-1920’s with seating for 450. The theatre closed in 1990. It re-opened on 13th July 2007, and was last used briefly as a live theatre, which closed in 2009.

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op712
op712 on September 29, 2007 at 5:59 am

I used to work at the Virginia in 1980 as a projectionist on Sundays when this theatre used to perform Hispanic movies for the Hispanic community that were contain in Bingham County.

Rest of the week, the theatre performed regular 1st run movies that were released at the time..

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2011 at 2:55 am

A brief biography of Francis M. Davis appeared in Volume 4 of “History of Idaho: Gem of the Mountains” by James H. Hawley, which was published in 1920. Here is the part pertaining to the theater: “Since the fall of 1915 Mr. Davis has been engaged in the moving picture business. In the spring of 1918 he erected a modern theatre building on an elaborate scale, costing thirty thousand dollars, and which would be a credit to a larger town than Shelley. The theatre is splendidly equipped and is well supported by the citizens.”

rivest266
rivest266 on May 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Is this open? no showtimes nor official site for this theatre.

virginiatheater
virginiatheater on January 21, 2013 at 2:45 am

This theatre is not closed. It has been open since 2006. Website is www.virginiatheater.org for a list of current plays.

majorgeneraldaughter
majorgeneraldaughter on January 22, 2013 at 2:31 am

The theatre is open… right now they are doing the complete works of william shakespeare the weekend of the 25th is the last weekend then in febuary on the 14th they are starting pirates of penzance. but yes the theatre is open… hope this helps

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