Sometimes, a movie theater can help enhance your experience, especially when it has a ton of history.

Who doesn't love going to the movies? Getting a bucket of popcorn, candy, and a giant soda before sitting down to see a new film makes the whole experience even more fun. As much as we love watching films in the comfort of our homes, you can't beat the movie theater experience.

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In most of the larger cities in Montana, you will find movie theaters owned by companies like Regal, Cinemark, or AMC. In several smaller towns, you will find locally owned theaters that still have character and haven't changed since their opening.

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Many of us grew up going to these theaters and seeing the movies we love today. One movie theater in particular is the oldest and longest-running theater in Montana, and it's in a surprising spot.

Family Minded made a list of the Oldest Movie Theaters in Every State, and Montana's is the Roman Theater in Red Lodge.

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The Roman Theater was opened in 1917 by Steve Roman. Roman was an Austrian immigrant who came to Montana to work the mines in 1897.

This movie theater is a quaint 200-seat theater that hosts fundraisers and other events, but they still shows family-friendly oriented films every week.

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There are other theaters like the Roman in Montana, and they are a part of Montana's history. These movie theaters have cheap prices and incredible vibes. These movie theaters help bring the local community together.

As much as I love going to Regal to see movies, I miss going to theaters like the Hi-Line in Rudyard or Empire Twin Theaters in Livingston. These movie theaters make you feel like you took a step back in Montana's history when going to a movie theater was a unique experience for everyone.

For more details, check out Family Minded.

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