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A focal point of this Foundation, managed by a volunteer Board, is the rehabilitation of the Rex Theatre, a 3210 sq foot theater originally built in 1939, located on the main highway ( HWY 200), Thompson Falls, the center of commerce and county seat of Sanders County, MT. The Rex started construction in 1939 and finished in 1940 for the purpose of a commercial showhouse for movies. The facility was closed in response to a deteriorating economy in the community and Sanders County. During its 83 years of operation the theater changed ownership many times and has occasionally been shuttered.

Goals of the Foundation are to rehabilitate the facility and provide the community a space for live performances and entertainment. A secondary vision is the contribution to the revitalization and pride of our community by perpetuating a local historical asset and ultimately serving as a catalyst for visitation, community revitalization and economic development impacts. The project will strengthen our attraction of nonresident visitors, showcase our rural mountain assets, and support our tourism economy.

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Our Events

John Wayne Day

4th Saturday in January $5 No-Peek Poster Grab - movies at 2 & 5

Dog's Life

4th Saturday in July $5 No-Peek Poster Grab - movies at 2 & 5

Spaghetti Western Dinner

3rd Saturday in October Complete Spaghetti Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions, Raffles, Live Music & SO MUCH MORE!


Rex Theater Project

Urgent Causes

In our first 9 months we fundraised $15K to completely replace the roof which had been leaking for years. Now that that's handled, let's get the real work done!