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Washoe Theater

305 Main St, Anaconda, MT
406/563-6161
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Anaconda
Type: Theaters
Activities: Antiquing, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: Seated in the heart of the nation's largest historic district, the Washoe Theater in Anaconda, Montana is considered a "national treasure" by the... more »
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Washoe Theatre is one of America's true art deco treasures. The preservation of this 1930's masterpiece is amazing and well worth a side trip to Anaconda. For those who have never experienced a movie in a true movie palace, the Washoe is a definite must see. Simply seeing the theatre is well worth the price of admission.

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Bozeman, Montana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We drove through a very heavy rainstorm to drive to Anaconda to see Maleficent in 3D at the Washoe Theater. Tickets $6 a piece, a real bargain. The theater must be seen to be believed. What a magnificent place it is! The walls and ceilings are gorgeous. The popcorn and candy bars and soft drinks are a bargain too. We... More

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Anaconda, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Washoe Theater in Anaconda, Montana is an amazing experience, the theater itself truly is one of a kind, the building is very ornate and is generally kept quite clean. refreshments can be purchased at a very reasonable price. Generally, the theater is a great experience that I would highly recommend.

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Anaconda
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went to the Washoe for one of the last of its original projector-shown films. The theatre is now digital. Something is lost in that you can't sit near or hear the projector noise anymore in the balcony area! We complimented Mr. Lussy on his care of the theatre and he took us on a tour backstage. Wonderful time!

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Stevensville, MT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Lots of movies at this iconic theatre as a small child. Such a treat. It is still beautiful and the owners do a great job keeping it up.

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Eugene, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Love this theatre, step back into the past! Large stage balcony and real velvet curtains and ropes. Must see when in Anaconda.

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Whitefish, Montana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a gem! The Art Deco style is so beautiful, the murals and light fixtures are spectacular and in such good shape. A must see!

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Surrey, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Owner let us in an hour before movie screening time for free. Amazing piece of architecture, silk curtains, balcony, deco artwork and fittings everywhere. Exterior brickwork is incredible. They don't make them like this anymore, make the short detour off the highway, or take the scenic route from Bozeman, it is worth the effort.

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Yackandandah, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This theatre is incredible, it is an old time experience, straight out of the 60's. even standing outside of it is a wonderful thing to do. Catch a movie there while you are in town if you can. Not sure but they used to have $1nights. The inside is incredible even without a move on! Such an experience.

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Missoula, Montana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Well, my sister got married here many years ago, and so it always holds a dear place in my heart. We used to drive over on occasion for a new movie, mostly for the neat atmosphere. The sound was always the same quality as those in a more modern theater, but the carpeted balcony for $0.50 extra, the cheap ticket... More

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