Liberty Theatre

110 N. Main Street,
Hailey, ID 83333

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Architects: John M. (Jack) Rutter

Styles: Art Deco

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Liberty Theatre

This modest small-town theatre with an elegant vertical sign has long served Hailey and nearby Sun Valley and Ketchum. It opened on August 15, 1938.

In the mid-1990’s, local residents Bruce Willis and Demi Moore bought the place, along with several of the surrounding businesses, and put some serious money into upgrading it. Willis also sponsors a local drama troupe that occasionally does live theatre in the Liberty Theatre.

In 2001, the actor even headlined a brief run of Sam Shepard’s “True West” there. It as closed as a movie in 2020. Plans are to convert to live theatre use.

Contributed by Chris Willman

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

shoeshoe14 on November 14, 2007 at 5:22 pm

Saw this theater mentioned on E! THS about Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.

Patsy on December 19, 2007 at 4:16 pm

The E network recently broadcast a segment about Moore and Willis and their presence in Hailey ID. It not only showed photos of the Liberty, but also a theatre named The Mint.

Patsy on December 19, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Guess this E show was broadcast more than once according to another post by “shoeshoe14” on Nov 14….which happens to be my wedding anniversary! Wonder what really happened between that famous former couple and their marriage?

kencmcintyre on December 19, 2007 at 4:26 pm

I have heard that their association with the town is minimal as of today. The residents are disappointed as they expected a lot more out of the Willises.

DavidZornig on April 23, 2009 at 6:45 am

Both the Liberty and a theater called the Mint were captured in some B-Roll in an episode of “Snapped” on the Oxygen Network. It originally aired in 12/06.
The Mint was actually having it’s marquee letters changed from a ladder in the brief footage.
Though there seems to be no CT link to a Mint Theatre in Idaho.

DerekG on September 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I’ve visited family in Hailey many times since my childhood, and the only film I saw here was ‘Ready To Rumble’ on April 15th, 2000. It was a nice theater, quite grand and I’m very jealous I don’t have any like that in my neck of the woods.

Trolleyguy on August 5, 2022 at 10:17 am

Status should be closed. Hasn’t shown a film for 2 years. A theater group wants to make it into a performing arts center. Story here: arts center

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