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Rated: PG

Length: 116 minutes

Friday - 09/14 4:15 Opens! 7:15
Saturday - 09/15 2:15 4:40 7:15
Sunday - 09/16 2:15 4:40 7:15
Monday - 09/17 7:00
Tuesday - 09/18 7:00
Wednesday - 09/19 7:00
Thursday - 09/20 7:00
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The Bookshop

Now Playing!

Generously sponsored by Montana Book Company!

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

It’s a strange film: small, sad (without being tragic) and yet sweet without being syrupy.

Rated: PG

Length: 122 minutes

Friday - 09/14 4:00 7:00
Saturday - 09/15 2:00 4:30 7:00
Sunday - 09/16 2:00 4:30 7:00
Monday - 09/17 7:15
Tuesday - 09/18 7:15
Wednesday - 09/19 7:15
Thursday - 09/20 7:15 Final Showing!
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Leave No Trace

Now Playing!

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Ore., rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Leave No Trace is one of the best films of 2018 and promises to make a star of McKenzie.

Rated: R

Length: 114 minutes

Friday - 09/21 Opens!
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The Little Stranger

Opens Friday, September 21st!

During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline, and its inhabitants — mother, son and daughter — remain haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When Faraday takes on a new patient there, he has no idea how closely the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

A hypnotic and haunting tale of how the past can grab hold of the flesh-and-blood present and squeeze. Don’t let this mesmerizing mystery slip between the cracks of studio neglect and marketing indifference. It’s spellbinding.

Rated: PG

Length: 118 minutes

Tuesday - 09/25 6:30
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30!

Advanced tickets are $15 and available HERE

Tickets go on sale at The Myrna Loy beginning September 8th for $20

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 17th year. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, adventure, conservation, and wildlife. These films combine remarkable cinematography and expert storytelling that serve to deepen appreciation for the natural world and the work that people and communities are doing to protect it. This year, the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument have selected 11 films that range from an unlikely pair tackling more than just summits, to the people along our very own Yellowstone River, to a story on a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.

Rated: PG

Thursday - 09/27 Starts at 4:00
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Reel Indians Mini Film-Fest

Thursday, September 27th!

Celebrate American Indian Heritage Day with two films, Reel Injun and Smoke Signals, with drumming and hoop dancing by Native Strut, a film talk by Dr. Shane Doyle, and bison stew for the first 50 people.

Reel Injun (2009) is an entertaining Canadian-made documentary featuring Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Russel Means, and a lineup of others in film that explores–with irony and punch–the portrayal of Native Americans in film.

Smoke Signals (1998) stars Evan Adams and Adam Beach, and won 12 film awards including Filmmaker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival, and Best Debut Performance in the Independent Spirit Awards. It was directed and co-produced by Chris Eyre and with a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on the short story “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” from his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. 

Schedule –

4:30 Reel Injun  with talk by Dr. Shane Doyle, Native Nexus Consultant, on deconstructing Hollywood’s treatment of Indians

6:30 Hoop dancing and drumming by Native Strut

Bison stew served to the first 50 people

7:00  Sherman Alexie’s Smoke Signals

A collaboration between the OPI Indian Education Division and the Myrna Loy

Rated: PG

Length: 120 minutes

Wednesday - 10/17 7:30
Thursday - 10/18 7:30
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Warren Miller’s Face of Winter

Wednesday, October 17 & Thursday October 18th!

Doors open at 6:30, film at 7:30.

Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller ’s Face of Winter. Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment, presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places. Join in the tribute and continue the legacy. We are all the Face of Winter.

  • $8.00 Adults
  • $7.00 Seniors
  • $7.00 Students
    (High School)
  • $6.00 Matinees
  • $5.50 Children 13 and under
  • $65.00 10 Film Pass


The Myrna Loy Center began as the Helena Film Society in 1976 to provide alternative cinema to a small city far from major urban centers. Located on the second floor of a historic office building in downtown Helena, Second Story Cinema soon became home to various community arts projects, including theatre, poetry, satirical revues, multimedia, and musical events.