186 S. State Street
Shelley, ID 83274
About the Virginia Theater

The Virginia Theater, constructed in 1897, is Idaho's oldest functional theater. It was funded by John Shelley, founder of Shelley, Idaho, and built by his son and son-in-law. The theater was named after his grand-daughter, Virginia.

The building burned and, in 1903 was rebuilt. Around 1918 the building was upgraded for electricity and began hosting silent films. Since the time of its building the Virginia Theater has been used as a venue for live action theater, religious meetings, silent films, and more modern traditional movies. Today it serves as a place for live-action theater in a family-friendly environment. We invite you and your family to enjoy many, quality productions in this historic edifice.

Virginia Theater 1919
Downtown Shelley, Idaho, including the Virginia Theater, 1919