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Babcock Theatre reopens tonight as a downtown movie house

If a building could have an identity crisis, the Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings would be the one. Built as an opera house to rival those from St. Louis to Butte, the 1907 structure was once the pride of town. Stunning by all accounts, the theater could accommodate up to 2,000 patrons and courted performers from across the country to its stage, touted as the largest between the Twin Cities and the coast. Read more