Montana Theatre restoration
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11663) 25 days ago
They are doing fabulous things! Much of the dead lettuce carpet is gone and the original terrazzo is exposed, as well as the original staircase to the lounge level. I am SO EXCITED! I want to be back there selling popcorn! Donations are accepted. They have Facebook and Instagram, if you want to follow along!

[Edited by Amorette Allison (8/23/2021 9:35:12 AM)]
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Posted by David Schott (+16853) 15 days ago
Is it true they are turning the theater into a three-plex theater? If so, that doesn't sound like a restoration so much as a desecration.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11663) 14 days ago
They hope to turn into a triplex. It is sad but it is the only economic way to run the place. When new movies come out and you have to agree to run them for a minimum of three weeks, that means, in Miles City, you make no money that last week. This way they can move the movie into a smaller theater and bring on the next blockbuster. The Barn Players will be using the stage as well, if all goes according to plan. Finding someone to build the walls to divide it into a triplex is tricky, with fireproofing and soundproofing and 23 foot ceilings. I love the original 600 seat theater but it just isn't practical in today's market.
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