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Rated: R

Length: 120 minutes

Friday - 11/24 7:15 Opens!
Saturday - 11/25 2:15 4:30 7:15
Sunday - 11/26 2:15 4:40 7:15
Monday - 11/27 7:15
Tuesday - 11/28 7:15
Wednesday - 11/29 7:15
Thursday - 11/30 7:15
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The Florida Project

Now Playing!

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

It’s one of the most effective, honest portraits of childhood you’ll ever see, and a touching, poignant snapshot of American life in 2017.

Rated: R

Length: 125 minutes

Friday - 11/24 7:00 Opens!
Saturday - 11/25 2:00 4:40
Sunday - 11/26 2:00 4:30 7:00
Monday - 11/27 7:00
Tuesday - 11/28 7:00
Thursday - 11/30 7:00
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Novitiate

Now Playing!

A young woman enters a Catholic convent as a postulant under the tutelage of the Reverend Mother (Melissa Leo). In the convent she meets fellow nuns Sister Evelyn (Morgan Saylor), Sister Emily (Liana Liberato), and Sister Margaret (Ashley Bell), all of whom suffer from sexual urges during consecration. Meanwhile, the Reverend Mother becomes alarmed with the planned reforms of the Second Vatican Council, terrified that changes the archbishop insists upon will destroy the community that has been the home for these women their entire adult lives.

A stirring, soulful convent drama from first-time director Maggie Betts features Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance as Mother Superior. The film is a potent provocation shot through with grit and grace.

Rated: R

Length: 106 minutes

Wednesday - 11/29 7:00
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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Wednesday, November 29th @ 7:00!

Free screening! One night only!

This documentary uses never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P. Johnson.

Following the screening there will be a facilitated discussion with Pride Foundation and Montana Gender Alliance.

The movie reminds the viewer how far we’ve come, but also how far we have yet to go.

Rated: R

Length: 118 minutes

Friday - 12/01 Opens!
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Opens Friday, December 1st!

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mama’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

A towering achievement that will no doubt put in an impressive showing come Oscar nomination time.

Sara Stewart
New York Post

Rated: PG

Length: 136 minutes

Tuesday - 12/12 7:00
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Historic Preservation Fundraiser: It’s a Wonderful Life

Tuesday, December 12th!

All proceeds benefit the Montana Preservation Alliance.

Party starts at 5:30 with an art opening and a swanky 30th anniversary party. It’s a Wonderful Life will play at 7:00.

Tickets are $20 for the party and movie or $12 for just the movie.

The most well-loved of all Christmas movies.

Rated: PG-13

Length: 100 minutes

Thursday - 12/14 6:00
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Brew and View “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

Thursday, December 14th!

Join us for our second annual Christmas Vacation Brew & View! The evening kicks off at 6:00 PM with an indoor party. We’ll have beer, wine, music and our annual costume contest! Come as Clark, Cousin Eddie, or just wear your ugliest Christmas sweater. Then, after all the yule has been logged, we’ll start the film at 8:00!

Join the unsinkable Griswold family in their quixotic quest for the perfect Christmas.

In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Chevy Chase’s family Christmas tree is a little full with a lot of sap, much like this movie. But it’s a big-hearted fullness and it’s a smoothly stirred sap.

Hollywood Reporter

Rated: R

Length: 115 minutes

Friday - 12/15 Opens!
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The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Opens Friday, December 15th!

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner—the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda)—he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.

  • $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

Films

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.