Edwardsville’s Wildey Theatre is a historic jewel in the downtown district that opened over 100 years ago as an opera house. It briefly shut down in 1984 after a final showing of “The Big Chill”, but the Edwardsville Historic Preservation Society didn’t let it stay shuttered for long. With the city’s help, the Main Street treasure was renovated and reopened in 1999. It now plays host to a variety of classic movies and live musical acts, with several upcoming summer events to help you beat the heat with your friends:
Steven Spielberg’s horror classic comes to the Wildey at 7pm on July 5th. Make sure you plan your beach outings for before the show!
This 1960’s Hitchcock psychological thriller starring Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren takes a look at how the deeper issues between men and women in romantic relationships affect each person’s well-being. You can check it out on July 12th at 7pm.
Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
This tribute band first came together in 1995, and have been honoring the rock legends ever since. Their ability to capture the unique Led Zeppelin sound and experience have put them at the top of their niche, with national name recognition and over 2,400 performances to date. They’ll be at the Wildey on July 22nd at 8pm.
Tiffany – “A Million Miles Storytellers Tour”
The 80’s phenom has come a long way since her days rocking malls across America, and her latest tour highlights her mature sound that Billboard Magazine dubbed “thoughtful and intelligent.” She’ll take the stage on August 26th at 8pm.
Tickets for all the movies are available for only $2 starting an hour before the show, by cash or check only. Concert ticket prices range from $25-$65 and can be purchased online at the theatre’s website, or by calling the box office directly at 618-307-1750. A full list of the theater’s summer concerts are available here. Please contact us today if you’d like to learn more about living at Axis and in the Edwardsville area!