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The Ellen Theatre

17 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715-4642
+1 406-585-5885
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What theaters could be again

I write this with fond memories. The Ellen takes me back to my early years when this was the only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
normw524
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Florence, Oregon
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Once Upon a Mattress

We were wowed by Ellen Theater's production of Once Upon a Mattress. The pit orchestra was fully... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
KenSth
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Annapolis, Maryland
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The Ellen Theatre is dedicated to presenting to the Gallatin Valley the very best in the performing arts, with the goal to entertain, educate and inspire the audience, while celebrating the human experience, providing cultural and social enrichment for all. OPENED IN 1919, when Bozeman boasted a population of nearly 6,000, The Ellen hosted variety shows, silent movies, school plays, town band performances and even an opera featuring a live elephant. Friday night with your favorite sweetheart, the Saturday wild west double feature and the Sunday family concert were staples of life at the historic downtown landmark. Montana TheatreWorks, a local non-profit founded in 1995, reopened Ellen's doors in 2008, with the goal to restore and preserve her history, while providing a future. The Ellen Theatre. The First Best Place for Entertainment!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I write this with fond memories. The Ellen takes me back to my early years when this was the only way to see a movie. The multiplex didn't exist yet. The audience was engaged (we saw Charade) and everyone applauded at the end. My teenage...More

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FabulousCate, Publicity/Marketing at The Ellen Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words about The Ellen. We love showing the classics on the big screen because these great movies can be shared with multiple generations. Hope to see you back here again! We wouldn't be here without the support of...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We were wowed by Ellen Theater's production of Once Upon a Mattress. The pit orchestra was fully scored and well rehearsed. The singing, acting and dancing was excellent. An overall professional performance.

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Love love love. The Ellen is now our Friday night date night ! The summer series of Westerns along with the beauty of this theatre. Perfect. Great venue awesome value

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

We've been to the Ellen Theatre twice now. What an unexpected treat this was. We first went in December to see the Christmas Carol and sat in the balcony. The seats and the production was wonderful. Then we saw An Evening with Groucho and sat...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2016

My wife, daughter, and I went to see "A Christmas Carol" at the Ellen Theater last night. Not only was the play phenomenal, the perfect place for this classic was the Ellen Theater! Wonderful time!

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Reviewed September 22, 2016

We did not have much time, I wish we had time to visit. The exterior was so charming with a small town charm! Lovely!

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EllenTheatre, Publicity/Marketing at The Ellen Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you for your review. Hopefully you are able to return for a visit. The interior is lovely as well and we offer a variety of entertainment throughout the year. All the best and we hope to see you soon. - The Ellen Theatre staff

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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Saw a great concert here . The acoustics were great. I have been to this venue several times and it has yet to disappoint me. Plays, concerts or movies....it is always a great time. Can't recommend the Ellen more.

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Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is a beautiful old theater. I wish we could have seen a movie or play but it didn't work our with our schedule. We loved looking around and really there is not a bad seat in the theater. It feel like a small NYC...More

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EllenTheatre, Publicity/Marketing at The Ellen Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you for your review. Sorry you weren't able to take in a show, but we hope you are able to return and change that. -The Ellen Theatre Staff

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Reviewed July 30, 2016

Charming old theater right on Main Street. We saw a full production of Oliver! Wonderful music, charming production. Wonderful house for entertainment. Good sight lines. If you have a mental image of an 1800's theater, you will see it at the Ellen

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

We love the Ellen Theater in downtown Bozeman! We've seen movies there & concerts. It's a beautiful restored old theater.

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Sherlewarren
February 3, 2018|
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Response from EllenTheatre | Property representative |
Good morning, Thank you for your inquiry. Apologies for the delayed response. To answer your question, seating in the theatre is very subjective. Some patrons prefer the sides over the center, so they can look up the aisle... More
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Carol082153
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
The Ellen Theater in Bozeman, Montana maintains a website. I dont have the URL handy but you can Google it to get their schedule. Enjoy!
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