Wilma Theater

131 S. Higgins Avenue,
Missoula, MT 59802

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Previously operated by: Fox Circuit, W A Simons Company

Architects: H. E. Kirkemo, Bjarne H. Moe

Functions: Concerts, Live Theater, Movies

Styles: Adam, French Renaissance, Streamline Moderne

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 406.728.2521
Manager: 406.728.2521

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News About This Theater

Wilma Theatre exterior

The Wilma Theater opened in 1921. It was remodeled in a French Renaissance style to the plans of architect Bjarne H. Moe and reopened September 29, 1933 with May Robson in “Lady for a Day”.

Contributed by Tracy J. Blakeslee

Recent comments (view all 22 comments)

tomdelay on October 16, 2007 at 6:36 am

A 1925-ish 3/10 Robert Morton was moved from a theatre (Pantages?) in Spokane and installed in the Wilma well over 30 years ago. It is still in the Wilma.

DavidZornig on February 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Wow, what a unique structure and history. Similar to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Illinois.
Surely the 4.2 mil asking price was for the entire Wilma building.
Good to see it’s still operating.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 15, 2010 at 2:46 am

Good pictures,Thanks,Stories too.

KenLayton on February 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Wasn’t this the theater that Andy Crow would run 16mm silents on an old Bell & Howell 140 carbon arc projector?

Was Marshall Woodbridge involved with this theater?

rivest266 on December 3, 2017 at 5:56 pm

Major reopening newspaper section from September 29th, 1933

Found on Newspapers.com

rivest266 on December 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm

2nd screen called Wilma II – The Jewel Box opened on March 28th, 1980. Ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on December 3, 2017 at 10:12 pm

3rd screen called Wilma III: Cinema of the Dove opened on January 1st, 1982. Another ad in the photo section.

DavidZornig on December 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

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


MSC77 on November 18, 2021 at 7:17 pm

Was the Wilma ever equipped to screen 70mm prints?

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