Harrison Avenue Theatre

1803 Harrison Avenue, Butte, MT


Harrison Avenue Theatre

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018



The Harrison Avenue Theatre, located two miles away from the central business district, opened in 1917. Butte newspapers are filled with references to one of its early managers, William “Billy” Woolfall, described as a “well-known theatrical man of Butte.” The Anaconda Standard said of Woolfall that he was “admitted to be one of the best baritones in Butte.”

The Harrison Avenue Theatre, listed in the Film Daily Yearbook of 1927 with 800 seats, disappeared from the listings in 1929. In 1939 South Side Hardware moved into the building and remained there until 1997.

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody