PLATINUM2024

The Roxy Theater

Missoula's Community Cinema

aka Roxy Film Academy   |   Missoula, MT   |  www.theroxytheater.org
GuideStar Charity Check

The Roxy Theater

EIN: 81-0480723


Mission

The Roxy Theater seeks to make the world a better place through the power of cinema, education, and community.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Roxy Theater is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate & engage diverse audiences about the natural and human worlds through cinematic and cultural events. Programs include year-round cinematic and cultural programming at the Roxy, the annual International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF) , the Montana Film Festival, and educational programs under the Roxy Film Academy. The Roxy is a leader in the filmmaking community and provides education for youth, production support, and excellence in film exhibition for Montana films and filmmakers. \r\n\r\nThe Roxy hosts screenings and events seven days a week including new releases nightly and a monthly calendar of independent, foreign and classic films, theater, and community events. We are merging community, cinema and education with the help of our community, volunteers and our members in the heart of Downtown Missoula, Montana.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Mike Steinberg

Main address

The Roxy Theater 718 S Higgins Ave

Missoula, MT 59801 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

81-0480723

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Film and video

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Roxy Theater is working to grow the cultural of community cinema in Missoula by providing diverse programing, including new releases nightly and a monthly calendar of independent, foreign and classic films, theater, and community events.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Roxy Film Academy

The Roxy Film Academy’s youth programming is designed to foster conscious creators of media by supporting emerging artists with tools, education and guidance in the realms of media literacy and media arts. We are committed to providing hands-on learning experiences that encourage teamwork, build confidence, and allow students to express their creativity in a safe and supportive environment.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The mission of the International Wildlife Film Festival is to promote awareness, knowledge, and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people, and nature through excellence in film. The long-standing festival champions wildlife filmmakers and challenges conventional expectations about how we conserve wildlife and habitat.

IWFF is an annual wildlife and conservation themed film festival held each April in scenic Missoula, Montana. The event draws in hundreds of filmmakers, scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts.

Founded in 1977 at the University of Montana we are the first and longest running event of its kind. In 2002 we purchased the historic Roxy Theater as the home for the festival.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

MONTANA FILM FESTIVAL VISION
To cultivate the appreciation for independent film as an art form during the 4-day festival and year-round through MTFF Presents.
To celebrate the experience of theatrical exhibition as a way for the community to gather, enjoy, and exchange ideas in a friendly, open atmosphere.
To inspire and expand the film community throughout Montana by lifting up and highlighting work from and about Montana.
To foster an understanding of world cultures, global challenges, and living in the contemporary west through independent film.
To provide opportunities for those who work in the Montana film industryor those who want toto make contact with and learn from each other.

Population(s) Served

This festival celebrates the kid in all of us. Now overseen by The Roxy and supported by the Global and Cultural Affairs of Arts Missoula program, this festival boasts a collection of international films to inspire our youngest community members to become global citizens and the next cinephiles.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

From the restrictive Hays Code that constructed a celluloid closet, to the queer indie explosion of the mid-90s, to our contemporary conversations about representation, both independent and mainstream cinema have struggled with the way they portray LGBTQ2S people and stories. And while representation has obviously bettered over the last century of cinema, the question now turns to what queer stories get told. Queerwest celebrates not only the stories of queer life on the coasts, but the lives, adventures, and pain of LGBTQ2S people living under the majesty, power, and complicated history of the American West.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adults

Camp Horror is a film festival a little bit different from the rest. This festival came to life after The Roxy started its monthly horror film series Trash Talk, where trashy b-movies get their time to shine amongst the high indie art the theater is known for. After seeing how Missoula showed up to sell out films like Tammy & The T-Rex, we knew there was something special happening. So to honor that community and give it a place to grow, Camp Horror was born.

Camp Horror Film Festival strives to be a home for gory classics, while giving newer stories a platform. Add elements of live theater, comedy and d.i.y. spirit makes this fantasy summer camp give you tingles unlike anything else this side of Mt. Sentinel.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of screenings held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of paid seats filled for screenings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Roxy Theater movie screenings only.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people that join the theater as members to receive movie and concession benefits.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Roxy Theater is aiming to be the hub of cultural cinema as well as hosting more live theater performances than any other area venue. Th Roxy wants to continue the growth and reach of the Montana Film Festival each fall and to focus on the science aspect of the films shown at the International WildLife Film Festival. The Roxy was wants to be welcoming to all the diverse members of our community both in our programming and our theater atmosphere. The Roxy is also looking to grow and retain our theater members.

The Roxy Theater is continue to make improvements to our building and equipment to make the theater going experience comfortable and accessible to all. Assisted Listening Devices and Captioning devices are now available for our deaf and hard of hearing patrons. The concession stand has been converted to sell organic, free trade and locally sourced items. The International WildLife Film Festival and the Montana Film Festival actively work year-round to promote their programming and grow their reach further into the local community and the independent film community. The introduction of "roadshows" for certain movies shown at the film festival has been very effective in growing their outreach. For example, two recent movies that were filmed on location in Montana recently toured the state playing in up to ten cities around the state. Directors, actors and other essential people that were a part of the film tour with the movie in order to meet community members around the state and build relationships with movie goers.

The Roxy Theater has completed and implemented a strategic plan in order to meet these goals. Staff has been engaged to focus on specific areas of growth, such as a roadshow coordinator, marketing and social media coordinator, development director and a producer for the International WildLife Film Festival. Specific community groups have been targeted to meet with and to engage their commitment to the Roxy and our programing.

The Roxy Theater recently completed a major capital campaign and was able to give the interior of the theater a major facelift, install a second digital projector as well as a complete replica of the original 1937 neon Roxy Theater marquee. Assisted Listening Devices and Captioning devices were also installed and made available to patrons. Up next for the Roxy will be to look to grow our programing to fit the needs and requests of our local community, upgrade technical aspects of the third theater to offer professional lighting and technical productions for live performances, and purchase a 35mm projector to allow us to show 35mm films as this revival of movie viewing is experiencing a comeback in popularity.

Financials

The Roxy Theater
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.72

Average of 0.31 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.4

Average of 2.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14%

Average of 15% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The Roxy Theater

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

The Roxy Theater

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

The Roxy Theater

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of The Roxy Theater’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

Created in partnership with

Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$11,764 $57,758 $91,030 $420,021 -$112,115
As % of expenses -1.2% 5.3% 8.8% 83.1% -9.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$35,992 $31,124 $60,899 $384,696 -$153,612
As % of expenses -3.7% 2.8% 5.7% 71.1% -12.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $935,590 $1,137,694 $1,127,254 $925,634 $1,091,119
Total revenue, % change over prior year 14.4% 21.6% -0.9% -17.9% 17.9%
Program services revenue 55.8% 52.0% 57.6% 30.8% 53.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 1.4% 2.8% 4.4% 41.6% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 22.5% 29.2% 25.1% 24.4% 33.8%
Other revenue 20.3% 16.0% 12.9% 3.3% 13.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $947,354 $1,079,936 $1,031,388 $505,613 $1,203,234
Total expenses, % change over prior year 39.7% 14.0% -4.5% -51.0% 138.0%
Personnel 51.4% 49.8% 49.9% 59.4% 56.1%
Professional fees 3.2% 3.6% 2.7% 3.9% 3.4%
Occupancy 2.3% 2.0% 3.8% 8.7% 4.1%
Interest 1.6% 1.6% 1.9% 1.5% 1.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
All other expenses 41.5% 42.8% 41.8% 26.5% 35.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $971,582 $1,106,570 $1,061,519 $540,938 $1,244,731
One month of savings $78,946 $89,995 $85,949 $42,134 $100,270
Debt principal payment $0 $6,912 $0 $10,054 $11,326
Fixed asset additions $151,085 $100,054 $93,940 $0 $132,221
Total full costs (estimated) $1,201,613 $1,303,531 $1,241,408 $593,126 $1,488,548

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.1 0.6 1.7 9.6 6.4
Months of cash and investments 1.1 0.6 1.7 9.6 6.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.4 -1.0 -0.8 7.7 0.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $88,192 $55,870 $149,723 $402,621 $643,164
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $751,374 $851,297 $943,068 $966,401 $1,094,174
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 36.1% 35.0% 34.5% 37.3% 36.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 72.1% 68.9% 67.4% 37.8% 64.8%
Unrestricted net assets $160,374 $191,498 $252,397 $637,093 $483,481
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $160,374 $191,498 $252,397 $637,093 $483,481

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mike Steinberg

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

The Roxy Theater

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
Related
Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of officer and director compensation data for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

The Roxy Theater

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Maggie Angle

Janice Givler

Western Montana Clinic

Chad Bishop

University of Montana

Anne Fogel-Burchenal

Megan Parker

Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Chris J Johns

National Geographic

Paul Lasiter

University of Montana

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Jewish
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability