Dome Theater

602 Mineral Avenue,
Libby, MT 59923

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Dome Theater

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Built on the site of the Opera House, later Kootenai Theatre which was destroyed by fire on January 20, 1948. The Dome Theater opened in late-summer of 1948, only five months after the ground for the new theatre was broken. All seating is on a single floor.

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BWilson
BWilson on January 13, 2005 at 10:17 am

I am the owner of the Dome Theater, The Libby Drive In Theater, and the Lincoln Theatre in Troy. Photos and history can be found on our website at www.dometheater.tripod.com I also have extensive history information on the Lincoln Theatre that has not yet been posted to the website. The Lincoln Theatre (built in 1920) has been rennovated. The Libby Drive In (built in 1954) has been completely restored to its original form. The Dome Theater (built in 1948) is being slowly rennovated. In fact, the seats in the Dome Theater are still the original seats from 1948 and are quite uncomfortable. Where can I find a theater that is closing and may want to get rid of their seating?

Let me know if you would like photos or any other information. You can contact me at or

Bert Wilson

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 18, 2007 at 12:17 pm

Seating in 1948 was 594. The building was constructed to replace the old Opera House, later called the Kootenai theater, which burned to the ground. Here is a 1948 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/2r8x8b

atmos
atmos on May 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Architects were Lathrop and Gillam.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

The Dome Theater may have to close if a solution is not found to the problem of financing a transition to digital projection: View article

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