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Historic Wilson Theatre Has New Director

Historic Wilson Theatre Has New Director

“We are pleased to announce that Kris Faux has been selected as our new theatre director,” said Wilson Theatre and Event Center board chairman Larry Duff. “We look forward to her helping expand the public involvement in the theatre and promote the use of the event center. ”  Faux said she has been involved with the theatre for nearly two decades since efforts to restore the historic building began in 2000.

Read More   1 months ago

Cold Hard Cash

Cold Hard Cash

  The Rupert High School Class of 1955 is coming together for their annual reunion at the Historic Wilson Theatre this year, and they are bringing a Johnny Cash tribute band called The Cold Hard Cash Show to celebrate. General admission tickets are available to the community, who are encouraged to attend and help celebrate the restoration of this local Idaho historic building. The show is scheduled for 8 p.

Read More   2 years ago

 Rupert's Visionary, Earl Coreless, Dies at 82

Rupert's Visionary, Earl Coreless, Dies at 82

He was there from the beginning of renovations at the Wilson Theatre holding firm to his belief that the deteriorating theater should be restored to the splendor he recalled as a youth. “Earl Corless had a vision and he had what it took to turn it into reality,” said Chris Jackson, former executive director of the Wilson Theatre. “He wanted it so badly for the community.

Read More   2 years ago

Wilson Jr. Musical Theatre performs 'Legally Blonde the Musical'

Wilson Jr. Musical Theatre performs 'Legally Blonde the Musical'

The production “Legally Blonde the Musical” has been a favorite of Kelli McBride’s since it was released in 2007. “First of all, it’s so fun and upbeat,” said the director of the Wilson Jr. Musical Theater group.

Read More   2 years ago

The Wilson Theater Comes of Age

The Wilson Theater Comes of Age

For many, the words, “Wilson Theater” mean an old church, an old run down discount theater, or more recently, a live theater where you have to bring your own chair and sit on a slanted floor, where wires and collapsing ceilings might scare the patron. A few might say, “Hey that’s the old building they’re trying to restore. ” Those perspectives are from someone who has not seen the miraculous transformation that has come almost to completion.

Read More   2 years ago

'Forever Plaid' to Showcase Wilson Theater Restoration

'Forever Plaid' to Showcase Wilson Theater Restoration

Have you been looking for an exciting, high quality show, where you can take your family and feel good about what you’ve seen? I think we’ve found just your ticket. The Wilson Theater is proud to present an old Broadway classic, “Forever Plaid. ” Nearing completion of its magnificent restoration, visiting the theater is a whole new experience for those who might have visited before.

Read More   2 years ago

Idaho Gives - Renaissance Arts Center Inc DBA Historic Wilson Theater

Idaho Gives - Renaissance Arts Center Inc DBA Historic Wilson Theater

The restoration and renovation of the Historic Wilson Theatre is beginning its 13th year and we are in the final phase - the theatre auditorium. We might, note most of us that started in Jan. 2000 to restore this beautiful facility are getting pretty old and would love to have this completed and get to see it use as a cultural art center and also a community center, as it was once used.

Read More   4 years ago

Idaho Heritage - Wilson Theater (Renaissance Arts Center)

Daniel Ward Wilson built the Wilson Building and Theatre in 1919-20 for $75,000. The doors to the building opened in August of 1920.   The theater was equipped with a new gold screen that could be used with the latest projectors, although the building was originally designed for vaudeville, silent movies, high school graduations, dance recitals, church events, and public meetings.

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Cinema Treasures - Wilson Theatre

The Rupert City Council approved the purchase of the 1920-built Wilson, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, in December of 1999.   .

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Back to the Past - Wilson Theatre

Back to the Past - Wilson Theatre

The citizens of Rupert, Idaho, are betting their town's future on an old building. When it was completed in 1920, the Wilson Theatre was a big hit. Silent movies, and later, talkies, made the theatre the center of activity.

Read More   11 years ago