The Roxy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate & engage diverse audiences about the natural and human worlds through cinematic and cultural events. Programs include year-round cinematic and cultural programming at the Roxy, the annual International Wildlife Film Festival, the Montana Film Festival, Kiddomatic, and educational programs under the Roxy Film Academy. The Roxy Film Academy is a leader in the filmmaking community and provides education for youth, production support, promotion and excellence in film exhibition for Montana films and filmmakers.
The Roxy hosts screenings and events seven days a week including new releases nightly and a monthly calendar of independent, foreign and classic films, theater, and community events. We are merging community, cinema and education with the help of our community, volunteers and our members in the heart of Downtown Missoula, Montana. Enjoy great films with triple-organic popcorn, beer and wine and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound in our three theaters.
Each theater has two dedicated wheelchair-accessible areas. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Closed-captioning screens and descriptive audio/assistive listening headphones available upon request.
Please contact Operations Director John Budge (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding accessibility or assistive devices.
COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The following measures are being taken by the Roxy Theater to ensure the health and safety of our employees and guests:
Mandatory Personal Protective gear: All employees are required to wear face masks and gloves during their shifts. Frequent handwashing, sanitizing and changing of gloves are required.
Reduced capacity and Movie Party/Garden “Showtimes”: For the time being, overall theater capacities are being reduced for your safety and to maintain compliance with all local and state guidelines. Movie Party bookings allow us to better prepare, clean, and enforce safety measures. Showings at The Garden allow for movies or events to take place with a reduced, socially distanced crowd in an outdoor setting.
Contactless Ticketing: We encourage you to purchase tickets at theroxytheater.org, which will allow for a more contactless in-theatre experience.
Concession and food area: Cleaned and sanitized every 30 minutes while in operation. For added safety, we have increased our cleaning frequency and enhanced our procedures, using products identified to be effective in eliminating COVID-19.
Hand sanitizing stations: For your convenience, we are now placing hand sanitizers near the concession stand and easy access points throughout the theater and Garden.
Seating and high touch surfaces: Chairs in the theaters and the Garden will be regularly washed, sanitized with an approved disinfectant for use against Covid-19 and dried prior to and after movie showings or events. High touch surfaces such as door handles, armrests, sinks, handrails, etc. will also receive regular sanitizing with a disinfectant solution approved for use against Covid-19.
How you can help us keep our theater and our people safe: As we navigate this new normal, The Roxy is taking every precaution to ensure your safety — and we’re asking our guests to do the same. Please help us by considering the following:
- Please practice social distancing of at least 6 feet from fellow guests and employees in all areas. However, you may choose to sit with your group once inside the theater. Social distancing markers have been placed on floors throughout the lobby as a reminder. Please avoid congregating in the lobby. Seating at the Garden will be prearranged and guests are expected to sit in the pod of chairs that corresponds with the number of tickets purchased.
- Dispose of all trash, recycling and compost in proper bins upon leaving the theater which helps limit indirect contact and also gives our employees time for enhanced sanitizing.
The Roxy opened September 26, 1937 and was operating until 1994 when a terrible fire destroyed the theater. In 2002, the International Wildlife Film Festival (founded in 1977) purchased the building and resumed operations as the home of the festival, a media center, and as an educational facility. In August 2013 the Roxy Theater launched year-round programming.
Today the Roxy Theater a revitalized and lively hub for arts & culture. Whatever it takes, the uncompromising dedication and passion of The Roxy is to maintain a safe and inclusive community space for our vital programs.
At 4, The International Wildlife Film Festival is the longest-running wildlife film event on the planet. A cherished perennial springtime event, IWFF brings the world's most innovative and engaging films to you. IWFF values collaboration and stewardship, connecting conservationists, scientists, filmmakers and audiences with a vision of an engaged community that finds itself through cinema and helps the planet to heal.
Thanks to people like you, The Roxy has become a vital resource built with community support. Please give to help us continue as your unique, lively, historic community cinema. We can't do it without you.
We are funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.
Regular tickets do not apply to broadcast programs, special productions, or guest and rental events
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maggie Angle, Board President
Paul Lasiter, Treasurer
Megan Parker, Secretary
Janice Givler, Past President
Mike Steinberg, Executive Director
Tammy Bodlovic, Development Director
John Budge, Operations Director
Carrie Richer, IWFF Director
Becca Sayre, Press Coordinator
Mike Emmons, Programming Coordinator
Sarah Ferguson, Community Outreach & Membership Coordinator
Ryan Hawk, Marketing Coordinator
Chris Sand, Concessions Coordinator
Anne Hobbs, Bookkeeper
Shannon Murphy, Box Office Manager
Solveig Gassner, Manager
Ken Grinde, Manager
John Howard, Manager
Taylor Lennox, Manager
Charley Macorn, Manager
Interns & Volunteers, A big thanks to you all!
ROXY CULTURAL STATEMENT
The Roxy Theater aspires to be not only a theater but a home. This is a safe space - a place where all are accepted and encouraged to be their true selves. These walls define a place of hope, truth, respect, and above all, love.
We, the Roxy Theater, strive to treat others and ourselves with kindness, honesty, respect, and warmth.
We, the Roxy Theater, do not discriminate based on identity and aim to treat all equally.
We, the Roxy Theater, aim to be a mindful and transparent organization. We aim to reflect our global community in our programming, and be a lighthouse of global conversations for Missoula.
We, the Roxy Theater, are a place of safety - a refuge for those who may feel out of place.
We, the Roxy Theater, do not tolerate an environment of fear or disrespect. If a staff member or guest is creating an environment of fear or disrespect, they will be asked to leave the premises. If you experience this kind of environment, please alert a staff member.