Empire Twin Theater

106 N. Second Street,
Livingston, MT 59047

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Empire Twin Theater

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The New State Theater was opened in 1935 as a single-screen movie house with 685 seats. By 1950, it was known as the State Theater.

It has been divided into two auditoriums and is now known as the Empire Twin Theater. It shows first-run films, and has a wonderful Streamline Moderne facade and marquee, with a vertical sign on top of the triangular marquee.

A later, rectangular-shaped sign, somewhat 1960’s or 1970’s-looking in appearance, has been added to the middle of the vertical with the word “Empire” inside.

Contributed by Bryan

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

A 1999 view of the Empire Twin can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 5, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Here is an August 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Here is another 2009 photo to replace the previous one.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on June 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Official web site posts showtimes that are out of date.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm

That website needs some updating. The Empire must be open because Zvents shows current movies playing here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 5, 2011 at 8:33 am

If we could only go back to Twins.thanks guys for the great pictures.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Yes, your right “in Today’s motion picture world we would never Survive”.Seems like we did okay when I was working in one. For one thing in those days going to movies was still an event,it was fading somwwhat.but today it is like walking into a Bus Stop in Anytown,U.S.A.

rivest266 on August 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Website no longer works, but still active.

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