Bill focuses on luring films to Montana

Lawmakers are reviewing a bill that calls for creating tax incentives to lure more film production to what was called “underserved” areas of the state.

House Bill 602 requests reigniting a tax incentive plan that expired a few years ago, which film officials said has cost the state work in bringing Hollywood to the Big Sky state.

via Great Falls Tribune

Missoula’s Roxy Theater taking a step into the past

The Roxy Theater has been a sentinel on Higgins Avenue for almost 80 years, showing 2,000 movies a year and hosting the International wildlife film festival.

The iconic theater is almost ready for her close up. The Roxy Re-Deco campaign, a $200,000 historic restoration on her façade, will take her back to 1937 when the theater first opened.

via KPAX