Liberty Theatre

515 Cedar Street,
Wallace, ID 83873

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Liberty Theatre

The Sanborn Maps of 1927 place a vacant theater at this location, three buildings away from the Grand Theatre.

The May 11, 1929, edition of Exhibitors Herald reported that F.A. Collacott, motion picture operator, was badly burned in a projection room fire that caused $2,000 in damage to the Liberty Theatre (more than $27,000 in 2016).

In a Spokane Spokesman Review story from July 2, 1995, the passing of film star actress Lana Turner, born in Wallace, was noted. Maxine Huguenin, 84, remembered Miss Turner dancing and singing with her father, an amateur showman, at the Liberty Theatre. Turner returned to Wallace in 1942 for a war bond drive and thousands crowded the streets.

The Liberty Theatre is listed in Film Daily Year Book from 1929, with 400 seats, to 1951 with 500 seats. The Day Rock Bar currently occupies the building downstairs.

Contributed by ron pierce
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