Located in Butte, Montana

Building Memories Since 1977

Outdoor Movie Theatre

Family Owned and Operated

Rules and Safety

The Silver Bow Drive-in Theatre has submitted a petition to appeal the approval of a conditional use permit for a gas station and convenience store to be built on the adjoining property to the east.

The decision to submit this appeal was made due to the lack of adherence to provisions that a new use or zoning classification “not adversely affect nearby properties or their occupants.”

Zoning exist to ensure harmony between new and existing structures. A gas station that operates 24/7 next door to a drive-in theatre is the very opposite of harmony.

Lighting from the gas station, headlights from customers as they enter and navigate the property, and the various noises and air pollution that is associated with a heavily trafficked fuel stop will severely impact the quality of the drive-in movie experience. Many drive-in theatre's across the nation have fallen victim to light pollution as the growth of city’s push out a once tranquil night sky. The Silver Bow Drive-In would like to continue showing movies and building memories for many generations to come.

We appreciate everyone's continued support!


The Silver Bow Drive-In is committed to the safety of everyone, please help us by observing and obeying the following rules:

Speed Limit is 5 mph, Always Drive with Caution
Keep Headlights on While driving and off When Parked
No Sitting/Lying on the Ground without a chair.  Sitting in the bed of a truck & inside the back of a SUV is allowed. 
You Must Stay Clear of the Driving Lane and be Aware of Your Surroundings
No Refunds

No Admission After Ticket Booth Closes
The purchase of a food permit is required if outside food and beverages (non-alcoholic) are brought onto the premises 
No Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Fireworks, or Firearms
Shoes are Required
Do Not Switch Sides; Ticket is Valid for One Side Only
Children Must be Accompanied by a Guardian at all Times
No Running or Roughhousing, Do Not Climb on Fences or Structures
Please Keep All Pets Inside Vehicle Cab
Do Not Create Hazards for Others; ie Digging Holes, Throwing Objects
Smoking is Prohibited within 30ft of any Building, Do Not Discard Tobacco Products on the Ground
Entry without Payment is Theft of Services, Violators will be Charged a Re-Admission Fee
Disruptive Activities will Result in Removal from Premises Without a Refund