Roxy Theater

718 S. Higgins Avenue,
Missoula, MT 59803

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Roxy Theater (Official)

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Functions: Community Arts Center, Movies (Classic), Movies (Film Festivals), Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 406.728.9380
Manager: 406.728.9380

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Roxy Theater

The Roxy Theater was opened September 26, 1937 with Deanna Durbin in “3 Smart Girls”. From its opening it operated as a second-run movie theater and all seats were on a single sloping floor. After years as a dollar theater, the Roxy Theater was almost destroyed in a 1994 fire. It reopened with 3-screens November 27, 1998 and closed January 7, 2000.

A wildlife organization purchased the theater in 2002. The organization uses the building for events, along with movies, including the annual International Wildlife Film Festival every spring.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

kencmcintyre on February 18, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Here is a photo from the Mansfield Collection at the University of Montana. The date is given as 1949, which may or may not be correct. The first version of “The Ten Commandments” was released in 1923, while the second was released in 1956. The car in the photo looks more like mid fifties than late forties, so my hunch is that the photo is circa 1956:

Chris1982 on July 31, 2014 at 9:46 am

The Roxy Theatre opened in 1938 with seating at that time listed at 600.

DavidZornig on February 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Facade renovations to match 1930’s to come.
Article below.

DavidZornig on August 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Marquee update.

rivest266 on December 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm

This closed in 1994 and reopened with 3 screens on November 27th, 1998 on a discount policy and closed again on January 7th, 2000

DavidZornig on December 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

Missoula film fesitval events at the Roxy, Wilma & MCT Center for the Performing Arts.

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