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Welcome to the historic Wildey Theatre. Opened in 1909 as an opera house and a third floor meeting hall for the Independent Order of Oddfellows, the Wildey has undergone many transformations throughout the years.

Located in Downtown Edwardsville on Main Street, the Wildey closed as a full-time movie theatre on March 8, 1984 after more than 400 people attended the movie "The Big Chill." The Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission later designated the Wildey Theatre as a "Local Landmark" in 1986.

Recognizing the importance of the Wildey Theatre to the overall downtown development efforts, the City acquired the property (or theatre) in 1999 with a state grant.  The City has now finished the renovation and the building has been restored to its 1930's art deco look.  The theater now serves, once again, as a venue for live performances and classic films.

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Last updated on Monday, November 24, 2014 by Liz Saul.

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