Wilson Theatre

600 F Street,
Rupert, ID 83350

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The Wilson Theatre was opened in 1920, and by 1941 it was part of the Harris-Voeller Theaters chain. The Rupert City Council approved the purchase of the Wilson Theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, in December of 1999.

It is estimated that it will cost $2.5 million to complete its restoration into a cultural arts center by November of 2005.

In September of 2001, a 1955 graduate of Rupert High School presented a check for $100,000 to the Wilson Theater Renaissance Art Center which is guiding the project. Other grants have also been applied for.

In January of 2002, the original scenic stage backdrop was found in the rafters in good condition. This backdrop will also be restored.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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kencmcintyre on December 18, 2007 at 4:19 am

This is an expanded view of the photo at the top of the page:

Here is another article about the renovation:

kencmcintyre on August 2, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Search through the pork to find an appopriation for the Wilson in Kuly 2007:

kencmcintyre on August 2, 2008 at 9:49 pm

July, that is. Sorry.

kencmcintyre on August 2, 2008 at 10:37 pm

The congressman asked for 150K to restore the theater.

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