Wilma Theatre-MT Tickets
Wilma Theatre-MT Seating Chart and Event Tickets
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The Wilma Theatre began filling the seats in 1921 built by Billy and Edna Williams, a wealthy couple determined to uplift the cultural climate of Missoula. Simons began his career in theatre by producing Wild West shows for the populace, a fairly popular offering at the time. After meeting and marrying his wife Edna Wilma, who was a vaudeville actor, Simons constructed the 1,075 theater in Missoula and christened it the Wilma Theater in her honor.
Wilma herself was quite the entrepreneur, performing on stage herself and continuing to run a string of theaters in the west even after the death of her husband. The current Wilma Theatre is one of the last of the chain.
Most patrons attending theatre events at the Wilma will take the opportunity to enjoy dining in one of the theaters two dining rooms before enjoying the show. Both the Edna Dining room and the Wilma Dining room have been recently restored. The Theater itself acts as a beacon for the restoration efforts begun in Missoula.
The exterior of the theater, now designated a National Landmark, is distinctive because of its many flashing lights and 20’s era ticket booth. The interior has been redesigned to offer seating for both first run movies on one of the largest screens in Montana, and also a series of live shows.