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Montana Movie Theatres (page 2)

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Rose Theatre
Glendive, MT
The Rose Theatre had opened by 1941. There was originally a triangulated, projecting marquee sign. It was replaced with a midcentury facade in the 1960s. In 2014, that facade was removed and the name was changed to the Retro Theatre which began offering live performances. The building has been vacant since 2017. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Liberty Theatre
Great Falls, MT
The Liberty Theatre was designed by George Shanley opened in 1921. The illuminated torches at the top of the building emitted steam. In 1978, the building was converted to office and retail space. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Grand Theatre
Harlem, MT
Harlo Theatre
Harlowton, MT
The Grand Theatre was built by 1926. It has been closed since at least 2008. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Harlo Theatre opened in 1948 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

Yucca Theatre
Hysham, MT
The Yucca Theatre was built in 1931 by David and Jim Manning. The design was inspired by buildings that David had seen in the Southwest. The theatre closed in 1957. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website.

Liberty Theatre
Kalispell, MT
The Liberty Theatre was designed by Marion Riffo and opened in 1921. It closed in 2007 and has housed the Fresh Life Church since then. The canopy was removed around 2019. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Strand Theatre
Kalispell, MT
The Strand Theatre was designed by Brinkman & Lenon and built in 1927. It closed 2007 and now houses the Fresh Life Church. For more, see this website. [map]

Judith Theatre
Lewistown, MT
The Judith Theatre opened in 1914 and is still in operation. In 2007, it became a twin screen theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Dome Theatre
Libby, MT
The Dome Theatre opened in 1948. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Empire Twin Theatre
Livingston, MT
2008: 2022:
The Empire Twin Theatre was built in 1935 as the State Theatre. I believe it became the Empire in 1965 and the sign was updated then. For more, see this website. [map]

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