Bringing new life to a neat - if underused - Missoula theater

Aug 7, 2013

Missoula's Roxy Theater has served as the headquarters of the International Wildlife Film Festival for several years.

An unused theater is a very sad place....
Steinberg warming up the popper
Credit Mike Steinberg

But Executive director Mike Steinberg says the theater, at 718 Higgins Avenue, has essentially been underutilized since it was rebuilt after an unsolved arson burned the original theater to the ground in 1994.
        Steinberg - a longtime film programmer - says it's been a great place for various events and film festivals, but is not living up to its full potential. In this evening's feature interview with Edward O'Brien, he explains an ambitious plan to do just that.