The historic Wilma Theatre was built in 1921. The theatre now serves as an entertainment hub housing nightly movies, two world-famous film festivals, and a wide variety of concerts and other performances.
The Wilma Theatre is a Historical Landmark Theatre in the heart of Missoula's Downtown. It is significant not only for its architecture, but as a lasting monument to the spirit of people such as W.A. 'Billy' Simons and wife Edna Wilma who pioneered efforts to bring culture and live entertainment to a developing Montana.
Missoula's first steel-framed "skyscraper." was built by William 'Billy' Simons in 1921. Billy was an entreprenuer who produced Wild West shows and operated threatres in several different states at the time.