2018: a great year for Art House

Can you believe we have seen the end of 2018 already? We have been in the middle of this capital campaign, called Phase 2, for over 2 years and each year we see more support, more donations, and more love for our vision. We can’t wait to share Phase 2 with you – and we are getting closer everyday. So, let’s talk about 2018!

We started out the year doing some pretty fun things, including hosting The Ballad of Lefty Brown at the Babcock and enjoying the company of Bill Pullman and his lovely wife, Tamara. We held some events like the Oscars VIP event and 3 Course Conversation. Then we took over management of the Babcock and reopened it as a first fun, big budget film theater!
As far as Phase 2 goes, we continued to raise funds and were awarded a few grants, including a $12,000 grant from The Charles M. Bair Family Trust and $20,000 from the James R. and Christine M. Scott Family Foundation. And more recently, we were awarded $20,000 from the First Interstate Bank Foundation! Read the Gazette’s story here: https://billingsgazette.com/entertainment/community/art-house-cinema-receives-k-more-toward-expansion-project/article_d52d02eb-58b6-50e4-aa08-549d81b58ced.html

Earlier in the year, we were offered a $200,000 pledge from Singh Contracting. We were challenged by Singh to RAISE the $200,000 before the pledge would be fulfilled. Not only did they give us the whole year of 2018 to raise it, but in November, the challenge was extended until the end of February 2019.
By the end of 2018, we raised a total of $175,000! We are overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement. With only $25,000 to go and 2 EXTRA months to raise it, we are confident that we will meet our goals and hit that $200,000!

Since launching our Phase 2 Capital Campaign, we have raised $910,000 and we couldn’t have done it without you, our amazing supporters and donors.
We are looking forward to 2019 and to bringing Phase 2 to you. We have grants to write, events to plan, and some Phase 2 planning to do


In case you missed the news….

Here at Art House, we wanted to start 2018 with a BANG…and that’s just what we did.

If you were able to join us for our special event at The Historic Babcock Theater on January 23, 2018, you’re probably still telling your friends about it.

We had a FABULOUS time watching The Ballad of Lefty Brown, staring Bill Pullman!  Then we were honored to engage in a Q&A after the film with
Mr. Pullman, as well as the Director of the film, Jared Moshe.  The Ballad of Lefty Brown was filmed right here in Montana.

We are so grateful that 700 of you were able to join us for this event at the Babcock.

Copyright 2017 Kenneth Jarecke

Check out the what the Billings Gazette and KTVQ had to say about that special night:



Thank you, Billings, for continuing to show your support of Art House Cinema & Pub!

Judy’s Story

You might already know Art House. You come for films or you plan to soon. You might have already heard about our Phase 2 project. But why is it all important?
There are dozens of reasons why we think you should join the Art House/Phase 2 story. But we figure, why should we do all the talking?
This is the fabulous Judy. She is a film lover, an Art House volunteer and a monthly Phase 2 donor. We love her enthusiasm and her passion for great things for Billings! Thanks Judy!