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A "Temple of Pleasure:" Missoula's Wilma Theatre
Montana: The Magazine of Western History (2013)
  • Elizabeth 'Libi' A. Sundermann, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

The Wilma Theatre in downtown Missoula, Montana, has provided the city and surrounding area with entertainment since 1921. W. A. "Billy" Simons, president of the Northwest Theatre Company, commissioned the building's construction in 1920, during the heyday of the movie palace. In addition to the well-appointed theatre, the building housed a café , an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a gymnasium, offices, and apartments.

  • Wilma Theatre,
  • Missoula,
  • Montana,
  • movie theaters,
  • Edna Wilma,
  • Ed Sharp,
  • Billy Simons
Publication Date
Spring 2013
Citation Information
Elizabeth 'Libi' A. Sundermann. "A "Temple of Pleasure:" Missoula's Wilma Theatre" Montana: The Magazine of Western History Vol. 63 Iss. 1 (2013)
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